Creating cities - the book

By Marcus Westbury

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A$1 + Reward

approx US$1

You get the warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing that you've helped make the book happen and keep me and my family alive. You'll become part of the Creating Cities community on LInked in Facebook and (if you want) get regular updates as the book progresses towards completion.

You might even get preview drafts of select chapters, thought bubbles of ideas, and requests for information as i work through the process of finishing the book.

12 Chosen Est. Delivery Aug 2013

A$2 + Reward

approx US$2

Get a shout out and thank you on my personal web site. Everyone who contributes $2 or more to the campaign will be the subject of a personal thank you from me via my own personal website at

4 Chosen Est. Delivery Sep 2013

A$5 + Reward

approx US$4

Get an empty shop shot and a chance to play empty shop bingo for an ebook!

As a weird consequence of travelling up and down the country in recent years, I have taken literally hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of photographs of empty shops, deserted arcades, half empty shopping centres and For Lease signs.

If you pledge $5 to Creating Cities i'll send you an original lousy camera phone photo (via email) and if you can guess where it is taken (city/ suburb and state) you'll win a free ebook!

13 Chosen Est. Delivery Oct 2013

A$15 + Reward

approx US$11

A free e-book of "Creating Cities" when it is released.

In addition you will become a member of the Creating Cities community and the opportunity to join the discussion as the book comes together.

132 Chosen Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$25 + Reward

approx US$18

Join us for beers and ideas! You will receive a free ebook when the book is realised but you'l also be invited to an exclusive invitation only event to talk cities, places, people, culture with me and a few select friends. Events will be held in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne in late 2013.

Beers, i'm afraid, will be on you. Entertainment will be on us.

100 Chosen Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$30 + Reward

approx US$22

A free limited edition print copy of Creating Cities as it is released!

That's right, you're buying a book! A real one! In advance and by doing so you are forcing/ helping me to write it!

287 Chosen Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$50 + Reward

approx US$36

YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK. Every sponsor or partner who donates $50 or more will be acknowledged in every single copy of the book when it is released.

You will also receive a free copy in print and/or E-book format with YOUR name in it!

259 Chosen Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$100 + Reward

approx US$71

Become a major supporter. Get your name in the book, get a personally signed free print and ebook copy and a personal thank you card from me that you can either treasure forever or use as a bookmark or something.

71 Chosen Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$250 + Reward

approx US$176

A personalised Renew Newcastle (or any Renew project) walking tour! Your friends can spend an afternoon or evening visiting the projects and seeing how the area is evolving both before and after we came along. I'll bore you with lots of old before and after photos explaining the context, history and evolution and we can then adjourn for a drink and a chat.

* Please contact me about preferred dates before selecting this option. (oh, and you get a book with your name in it!)

4 Chosen 46 Available Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$500 + Reward

approx US$352

Let's have a beer or a coffee for an hour or two and talk cities, culture, and creativity. It's my chance to say thanks and your chance to pick my brain and brainstorm, challenge or completely dismiss the ideas behind Creating Cities and Renew.

In addition you will receive a free signed book with your name acknowledged.

* This offer is NOT a professional consultation. Companies, cities or community groups in Australia should contact

6 Chosen 14 Available Est. Delivery Mar 2014

A$2,500 + Reward

approx US$1,760

Have me come and speak about the ideas behind Creating Cities, the Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia projects or anything else that takes your fancy.

You will be listed as a major supporter in the book itself and of course receive a free copy. Travel costs to and from Melbourne, Australia will be additional. If you are interested in a particular date or time please contact me directly before committing to a pledge.

1 Chosen 19 Available Est. Delivery Mar 2014

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