Cooper-Hewitt’s groundbreaking 2007 book Design for the Other 90% explored design that focused on solutions that address the 90% of the world’s population not traditionally served by the professional design community. Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, the second book in an ongoing series, will examine the complex issues arising from unprecedented urban growth, primarily in the informal settlements of emerging and developing economies.
Through a dozen essays and interviews, sixty profiles of solutions, and 250 photographs, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES examines the extraordinary efforts in urban planning, sustainable design, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, non-formal education, communication, food security, water and sanitation, and public health happening in these communities to ensure their residents a brighter future.