Berkeley Planning Journal
City Building: Nine Planning Principles for the 21st Century By John Lund Kriken
- Author(s): Szibbo, Nicola
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/BP324111879
A series of global case studies forms the backbone of this book, largely drawing on author John Kriken’s work as a principal urban designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) LLP. While visually stunning and thought-provoking, the book avoids grappling with the toughest questions confronting today’s cities. The first of three parts introduces the reader to a short history of urban design and planning, situating the author as a newcomer to the field at a time when rational planning had reached its apex. Part II outlines nine principles for 21st century city building. Part III examines future solutions and models for city building.