We Own the City: Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning
Publisher: Trancity*valiz ISBN: 9789078088912 Editors: Francesca Miazzo, Tris Kee Format: Softcover, 296pp, 170 x 240mm
This book portrays the time of the neighbourhood where urban dwellers, formerly only users of urban development, are taking ownership of their surroundings. Bottom-up initiatives are gaining ground, while governments and developers sometimes find themselves inadequately prepared to support this international trend, which deserves a broader scope of analysis.
Through five cases in five cities (Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Hong Kong, Taipei), different dynamics and intensities of citizen-driven urban redevelopment processes are examined, with the goal of providing new recommendations and methods that respond to community needs and individual aspirations.