Design Thinking for the Future of Urban Regions Future Urban Regions 320 pages, 16 x 24 cm Design: Catalogtree ISBN 978 94 92095 33 6 Publisher: Trancity*Valiz Funded by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie en EFL Stichting.

The Future of humanity is urban. We are facing major problems such as climate change, social inequalies, large-scale migration, and resource depletion. Cities (and those who 'make' the city) play an important role in addressing these problems. Human activities is part of a global transition, a permanent metabolism of raw materials, water, energy, food, biomass etc. The linear approach of isolating problems and then unraveling them into bite-sized issues that you can solve, no longer works. The tools that designers have at their disposal are underdeveloped. In Urban Challenges, Resilient Solutions the 'Future Urban Regions Lectorate' offers designers, their commissioners and (local) governments new models and ideas to deal with healthy urban development. Illustrated by more than fifty case studies and global examples, this book offers a toolkit for those interested in implementing research by design and healthy urban regions.

This publication places urban designers at the heart of the big transitional questions that our society faces. Research through design is an essential ‘tool’ in connecting stakeholders. The method opens up opportunities for exploring and depicting solutions.

With contributions by: Sandra van Assen, Tijs van den Boomen, Marco Broekman, Guido van Eyck, Eric Frijters, Marieke Kums, Willemijn Lofvers, Saskia Naafs, Thijs van Spaandonk, Ady Steketee, Franz Ziegler

Publication date October 3, 2017.