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.
Suzanne Young is a writer, editor, essayist, and independent communications specialist serving Fortune 500 clients for more than a decade. Young's work has appeared in national periodicals, including the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and Brevity . She was developmental editor for Designing Brand Identity , Alina Wheeler , and a regular reviewer for Booklist .
Columnist, scriptwriter, poet and freelance journalist specializing in art, architecture, sustainability, business and cultural trends. Minneapolis.
Tom Borrup is a national leader and innovator in creative community building - leveraging cultural and other community assets to advance economic, social, civic, and physical development. His book, the Creative Community Builder's Handbook (2006) provides a step-by-step planning guide for community leaders. Based in Minneapolis, he specializes in strategic planning, community transformation, partnership building, and program evaluation. He pioneered cultural asset mapping and leveraging cultural resources for economic development and civic participation. A prolific writer, Tom speaks and leads workshops across the US. He teaches for the Graduate Program in Arts Administration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and for the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts.