PLANET CITY — Book
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The Planet City book is based on the film by director and designer Liam Young, set in an imaginary city for 10 billion people, who have surrendered the rest of the world to a global scaled wilderness and the return of stolen lands. The work imagines a radical reversal of planetary sprawl, where we retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis housing the entire population of earth.
The book features original short stories set within the city by American climate fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, Chinese sci fi writers Stanley Qifan Chen and Xia Jia, Caribbean Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson, indigenous Australian comic creator and director of the Cleverman TV series Ryan Griffen and essays from urbanists Saskia Sassen, Ben Bratton and Ashley Dawson, Environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck, ecological economist Giorgos Kallis, architects Amaia Sanchez-Velasco and Andrew Toland and curator Ewan McEoin with book design by Stuart Geddes.