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The City at Eye Level Asia is a collaboration between STIPO, Think City (Kuala Lumpur, George Town and Johor Bahru) and Urban Discovery (Hong Kong). In 2019 these three organisations partnered up to realize a new edition of The City at Eye Level series, focusing particularly on Asian cities and their successful strategies to create better places for people.
Our latest book packed with 43 inspiring case studies showcasing good public spaces as the backbone of the sustainable city from across the region. From Singapore to Asahikawa, and Hanoi to Mumbai, municipal governments, urban planners, activists, architects, placemakers and real estate developers are pioneering to create human-scale streets and loveable places, using a more co-creative approach to urban development. It’s not just a books, it’s a network of Asian practitioners, Placemakers Asia, working on creating better cities. We are very proud to now present the book before you, with special thanks to the 70+ co- authors and the funding provided by Think City and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (Internationalization Grant).
On the 27th of October 2020 we launched the book online with 60+ attendees and more than 1000 views on FB. A special thanks to Think City: Hamdan Abdul Majeed, Daniel Lim , Eke Sumber Omardin, Maya Tan. Jia-Ping Lee, Tasnim Abdul Hadi. i-Discover App&Map: Ester van Steekelenburg, Cheung Yu Sze Stephanie, Paul Schuttenbelt, Tiffany Tang. Lisette van Rhijn. STIPO: Charlot Schans, Hans Karssenberg, Siënna Veelders. STIPO interns: Lapthawan Lee, Naomi Oud, Husain Al-Afoo, Nady Nassar, Matej Ušák. And beautiful design by Natasha Berting. And of course thanks so all contributors, we’re blessed with new inspiration!
The book is open-source and free to download! Are you a book lover and prefer a printed version?
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