An authoritative – and fascinating – investigation into the spatial and social dynamics of cities at a global scale. Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third and final addition to the hugely successful Urban Age series, published by Phaidon in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE).

Generously illustrated with photographs, visual data, and statistics, and featuring a series of essays written by leading people in their fields, Shaping Cities in an Urban Age addresses our most urgent contemporary and future urban issues by examining a set of key forces that have combined to create the city as we know it today.

Our contribution, a chapter on “Taming the Automated Vehicle” offers a summary of our ongoing research on self-driving vehicles, linking to contemporary urban planning debates, and placing these developments within a larger historical and cultural narrative with roots in ancient mythic traditions.

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