Thanks to an automatic reputation of lively urbanity, old neighbourhoods are extremely popular with residents. New buildings, however, can capture some of this charm too, like the variety of successful projects presented in this volume from the “best of DETAIL” series. In the end, it’s a question of mixed usage — residential and commercial as well as open spaces and opportunities for old and young residents of various nationalities and different social structures. Even in these times of an increasingly digitally connected society, urbanity still manages to express itself largely through diversity. In addition to surprising theses on high-density housing, this publication presents a refreshingly inviting selection of projects from around the world that would give anyone the desire to move to the city.