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BUILDING TOGETHER: CASE STUDIES IN PARTICIPATRORY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY BUILDING. Roger Katan and Ronald Shiffman. New Village Press, New York, 2014. 320 pp. with 103 ills. 23 x 16 cm. LC 2014-29928 ISBN 9781613320167 In English.
Publisher's description: With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, Building Together offers essential understanding of participatory, collaborative processes that support civil society and sustain democratic cultures. It includes large-scale urban projects such asListening the City, which engaged more than five thousand New York citizens in the rebuilding effort after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and smaller appropriate-technology architectural projects such as self-help assisted housing on Tumaco island at the southern tip of Colombia, South America. Although the cases in this book appear to be highly disparate, involving very different communities and contexts, they were all inspired by the same overarching goal-to help people, whatever their socioeconomic status, better understand the forces acting upon them and organize themselves to have a true say in the construction of their environments.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 158386
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