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CJ Lim's Food City tops bestsellers list

4 November 2014


Food City, a new book by Professor CJ Lim is number 1 on Routledge's 2014 Bestsellers list. This is his third book to achieve the top spot, past books include Smartcities and Eco-Warriors (2010) and Short Stories (2011).

Launched at The Bartlett as part of the International Lecture Series, Food City explores the issue of urban transformation and how the creation, storage and distribution of food has been and can again become a construct for the practice of everyday life. It investigates the reinstatement of food at the core of national and local governance – how it can be a driver to restructure employment, education, transport, tax, health, culture, communities, and the justice system, re-evaluating how the city functions as a spatial and political entity.

CJ Lim is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bartlett UCL and founder of Studio 8 Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice in urban planning, architecture and landscape focusing on cultural, social and sustainability issues. His other authored books published by Routledge include Smartcities and Eco-warriors (2010), and Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions (2011).

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