Uneven Growth was the the third in a series of workshops, exhibitions, and books organized by The Museum of Modern Art on issues in contemporary architecture. The program as a whole examines the challenges of urban planning, economics, and social inequity from a global perspective.
The catalogue tracks the development of urban planning proposals for six cities on five continents: New York, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Lagos—supplemented by essays by noted urban theorists David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Nader Dehrani. Its design and approach convey complex content in a highly readable and lavishly illustrated manner. The section titled “Tactical Urbanisms” includes colorful thumbnails of projects from around the world that “intervene” in other texts, appearing in unexpected places throughout the book.