Guide me to Utopia

illustration: Antoine Corbineau

An Urban Utopia is not about crazy skyscrapers and cities below the sea anymore. Nowadays it has become a utopian challenge to create more livable, healthy and sustainable cities. But how can we make this utopia come true? To find out what makes cities better places for us, Barcelona-based publishing house LECOOL released a travel guide for a better city: A smart Guide to Utopia. The book, inspired by automotive company smart, the expert in urban mobility, presents 111 projects from across Europe that have made a positive, sustainable change to life in our cities. The projects range from urban farming to pop-up restaurants to sustainable design. We contributed two pages to this guide would like to give out 3 of these incredible books to our readers. How to win them and more information about the books after the jump.

In the book over 30 renowned writers and creative minds like Ben Hammersley, Maria Popova and Adam Greenfield have provided answers to this question. They have contributed ideas, projects and initiatives that are presented in five separate chapters: “Live”, “Eat & Drink”, “Buy”, “Play” and “Work”. In the “open your mind” section at the start of each chapter, one visionary shares his or her ideas for the future of the city. The smart Guide to Utopia thus takes readers on a unique urban voyage of discovery.

To win one copy just write us an email to with the subject “Utopia” proposing a cool utopic project you came across in Berlin. You have time until next Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 20h. Good luck!

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<a href="" target="_self">Claudio</a>