Beyond Zuccotti Park Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space

ISBN-10: 1613320094
ISBN-13: 9781613320099
Edition: 2012
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Description: Protests from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park have brought the crisis of public space to the forefront of our attention: Where can the public congregate? How can city planning, design, and policies support First Amendment rights to public assembly  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Village Press
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Protests from Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park have brought the crisis of public space to the forefront of our attention: Where can the public congregate? How can city planning, design, and policies support First Amendment rights to public assembly and free speech? Forty experts in social science, planning, design, civil liberties, urban affairs, and the arts use the Occupy movement as a springboard for original, multidisciplinary essays that address these exigent questions. This foundational book puts issues of democracy and civic engagement back into the center of dialogue about the built environment.

Rick Bell, FAIA, is executive director of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was instrumental in the creation of AIA's New York New Visions design and planning coalition, which has helped to catalyze and critique the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan. A registered architect and a Fellow of the AIA since 2000 for his prior work in the public sector, Bell currently heads the AIA national staff association, CACE, and represents it on the AIA national board.

Lance Jay Brown , FAIA, DPACSA, is the principal of Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design in New York City, fellow of the Institute for Urban Design, ACSA Distinguished Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY, and president-elect 2014 of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. He is coauthor of Urban Design for an Urban Century (2010) and Planning and Design Workbook for Community Participation (1970), and a recipient of the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. He has served as director of the School of Architecture at CCNY, director of the City College Architectural Center, and assistant director for programs at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lynne Elizabeth is founder and director of New Village Press. She is the past president of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), a public-benefit educational organization founded in 1981 that works for peace, environmental protection, social justice, and development of healthy communities.Ms. Elizabeth is the coeditor of Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space (New Village 2012), What We See: Advancing the Investigations of Jane Jacobs (New Village Press, 2010), Works of Heart: Building Village through the Arts (New Village Press, 2006), and Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods (John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 2005). She is a contributing author to Eco-Village Livin g (Gaia Trust, 2003) and Sustainable Architecture White Papers (Earthpledge Foundation, 2000).Ms. Elizabeth serves on the editorial board of Public , a peer-reviewed journal of Imagining America. She previously published ADPSR's national periodical, New Village Journal , which offered themed issues on community revitalization, community-scale economics, and education for community building.In Southern California, Ms. Elizabeth founded and directed the former Eos Institute, an education center for the study of sustainable community development. From 1989 to 1995, she managed the Institute's programs and projects, including construction of a demonstration eco-house and permaculture garden. At Eos Institute, she published Earthword Journal with themed issues on ecological community development, urban landscape, transportation planning, restoration of cities, and sustainable architecture.In 2013, Ms. Elizabeth moved New Village Press from Oakland California to the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Occupy!
Occupying Public Space, 2011: From Tahrir Square to Zuccotti Park
Occupy Wall Street, Social Movements, and Contested Public Space
"A Stiff Clarifying Test Is in Order": Occupy and Negotiating Rights in Public Space
Being There
Politics Out of Place: Occupy Wall Street and the Rhetoric of "Filth"
To Occupy
The Office of the People
Some Unresolved Constitutional Questions
Emplacing Equity and Social Justice
Making Public, Beyond Public Space
Freedom Corner: Reflections on a Public Space for Dissent in a Fractured City
Occupying Dissent: A Conversation with Maya Wiley
Whose Voice: The Limited Participation of People of Color in the Occupy Movement
Emplacing Democratic Design
Reimagining Public Space
The Sidewalks of New York
Radical Imagination
Room to Grow Something
Openhearted Cities
Life and Death in Public Places
Public Space Over Time
The Grass Is Always Greener: A Brief History of Public Space and Protest in New York City and London
The Romance of Public Space
Places that Matter: Zuccotti Park Before / After / Now
Public Space and Its Disconnects
Public Space Then and in the Future
Pushing Back Boundaries: How Social Movements Are Redefining the Public Space
Responsive Change
Public Sector Agents of Change
Occupy and the Provision of Public Space: The City's Responsibilities
Is "Public Space" Possible?
Making-and Governing-Places for Democracy
Making Cities Work
Designers and Developers as Agents of Change
Blurring the Boundaries to Keep Public Space Public
When Domestic Space Meets Civic Space: A Case for Design Populism
Shaping Public Space, Shaping Our City
Public Space: Opening Streets and Sidewalks
Designed to Be Occupied
POPS, Out of the Shadows: A Designer's Perspective
Developing the Public Realm: A Conversation with Jonathan Rose
Programming Public Space: A Conversation with Carlton Brown
A Call for Actions
Contributors
Index

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