In November of 2014, the Vertical City team launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to let readers who are interested in architecture and sustainability obtain the book Vertical City: A Solution for Sustainable Living before the official release. In addition to the rewards each backer received, our organization donated one copy of the book to educational institutions around the world in response to every book purchased. The campaign ran from November 4, 2014 to December 5, 2014 and a total of $8,088 was pledged which is 202% of our original $4,000 goal.
We were able to exceed our goal in large part thanks to Treehugger and Fast Company who published articles about our project and Kickstarter who recognized us as the November 12, 2014 Project of the Day.
By the end of 2015, our organization had published and sent books to almost every continent in the world. The success of our crowdfunding campaign laid the foundation for the future development of our organization and our team has been receiving inquiries and book requests ever since.
Thank you Kickstarter backers!