How far can we expand the concept of 'urban nature'? How would it make us feel? And how is it going to transform our cities - and, eventually, ourselves? 'Garden City' captures the growing global movement among contemporary architects for biodesigning buildings less as skin and bodies - structure and facade - and more as living entities, capable of being ecologically autonomous, horticulturally productive and ultimately pleasing to our day-to-day lifestyles. It presents more than 100 (mostly completed) projects, a life-affirming range of buildings and design ideas that can be applied to new buildings and those needing rehabilitation.