The perfect city is yet to be built, but through collective actions the next generation could have it in sight.



Urban life is humankind’s biggest experiment to date, our cities are constantly evolving and adapting to climate and economy. The cities we have today are not necessarily the ones we need, but big and small innovation is rethinking visions of urbanization. Together with pioneering research and design lab SPACE10, we present future-orientated design which enhances quality of life and makes our urban spaces more vibrant.


As technology and urban life edge ever closer, The Ideal City explores the ambitious actions and initiatives being brought to life across the globe to meet tomorrow’s demand in clever, forwarding-thinking ways. From pedestrian infrastructure to housing, the book uncovers what is being discussed at the forefront of urbanism through expert essays and profiles.


€ 35,00Price
  • Editors: gestalten & SPACE10

    Release date: February 2021

    Format: 21 × 26 cm

    Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 256 pages

    ISBN: 978-3-89955-862-3

    SPACE10 is a research and design lab on a mission to create a better everyday life for people and the planet.


    SPACE10 researches and designs innovative solutions to some of the major shifts expected to affect people and our planet in the years to come. SPACE10 is proudly supported by and entirely dedicated to IKEA.

    This book has been printed in Germany.
    FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.