Announcing the Next Volume of Places Books

A wall in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, covered with circuit boards painted white. [Daniel Gonçalves]

We’re delighted to share the news that the next volume of Places Books will be A City Is Not a Computer, by New School professor and columnist Shannon Mattern. The book will build upon her critical exploration of data-driven urbanism begun in articles including “A City Is Not a Computer” and “Mission Control: A History of the Urban Dashboard.” A City Is Not a Computer is under contract with our series partners at Princeton University Press and is due for publication in fall next year.

Places Books is an ongoing collaboration between Princeton University Press and Places Journal, which presents compact and accessible volumes on architecture, landscape, and urbanism, developed from selected Places articles and aimed at inciting dialogue across disciplines. A City Is Not a Computer will be the second title in the series, following Where Are the Women Architects?, by Despina Stratigakos.