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Bartlett professor's book becomes Routledge's 2017 bestseller

12 January 2018

The latest work of The Bartlett's Professor CJ Lim has topped Routledge's list of bestsellers.

Front cover of CJ Lim's book Inhabitable Infrastructures

Professor CJ Lim's latest book 'Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?' has reached number one on Routledge’s 2017 Annual Bestsellers list. The book is Professor Lim's fourth work that has achieved the top position.  

In 'Inhabitable Infrastructures', Professor CJ Lim explores the potential of climate change-related multi-use infrastructures inspired by science fiction and futurology as well as current scientific knowledge. 

Seven cities – London, Nuuk, Copenhagen, Gaochun, Malé, Maribor, and Melbourne – are identified in the book as climate change case studies in order to establish hypotheses and strategies for new forms. 

In response to his book's popularity, Professor CJ Lim said:

The book taps into the zeitgeist concerning global climate change, resilience and the future of sustainable cities. The research approaches the subject from a speculative humanity perspective, and has science fiction narratives and design-based arguments instead of just scientific data.

About Professor CJ Lim 

CJ Lim is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett and the founder of Studio 8 Architects. His teaching and designs focus on multi-disciplinary innovative interpretations of social, political, and environmental sustainability programmes.

He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts London ‘Grand Architecture Prize’ and has authored 12 books, including three other annual bestsellers: ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ (2010), ‘Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half dimensions’ (2011) and ‘Food City’ (2014).