Velotopia: The Production of Cycle Space in Our Minds and Our Cities, NAi010 Publishers, 2017
The Dutch use cycling in combination with trains to connect regions. Other nations are using cycling to make historical city centres liveable again. But what if cycling became the key organizing principle for urban growth and the design of new buildings? See how the most connected future cities will be those that put cycling before walking and public transport and see why such cities would not only be healthy and green, but fairer and more accessible than the cities we know. This is a book for all those shaping cities and buildings (designers, planners, students, advocates, etcetera) who sense a bigger potential for cycling. Dr. Steven Fleming is an architectural theorist and historian and a leading international figure in bicycle urbanism. FREE SAMPLE
Cycle Space: Architecture and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle, NAi010 Publishers, 2012.
Cycle Space constructs a perfect argument for the ubiquitous return of the bicycle in everyday life and in all classes of society. — Domus
Fleming has given readers and bikers 8 snapshots and many more ideas for thinking about ways to move forward — Archidose
[Fleming] issues a useful challenge to urban designers to consider the next frontier in propelling biking from a marginal to a more practical form of transit. — LA. Review of Books
Seine Beobachtungen aus Fahrradfahrerperspektive sind beißend komisch. (His observations of cyclists perspective are bitingly funny). — Bauwelt
Featuring portraits of: Amsterdam – Chicago – Copenhagen – New York – Portland, Oregon – Paris – Singapore – Sydney
NAi010 Publishers in the Netherlands is one of the most influential publishing houses in the fields of architecture and urban design, having published such classics as Herman Hertzberger’s Lessons for Students in Architecture, Rem Koolhaas’s S,M,L,XL and MVRDV’s FARMAX. I am delighted to publish my work with the leading architectural press of the leading bike nation, and proud Cycle Space was chosen as the flagship title in their Fall catalogue, 2012.
Journal and Magazine Articles
9.8.2017 Steven Fleming publishes “What would the perfect cycling city look like?” in The Guardian.
19.4.2016 Steven Fleming publishes “Designing Cities: Bicycle-Dependent Urban Expansion“, in Momentum Mag.
15.4.2016 Exhibition, “Unite d Bicycle Nation, Copenhagen,” at FabCity Amsterdam in Cyclespace pavilion
6.5.2015 Steven Fleming publishes “Museums as Places for Imagining the Future of Cities,” on the National Museum of Australia’s People and Environment Blog.