Jeffrey Hou's Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking PDF

By Jeffrey Hou

Winner of the EDRA publication prize for 2012.


In towns worldwide, contributors and teams are reclaiming and developing city websites, transitority areas and casual accumulating locations. those ‘insurgent public areas’ problem traditional perspectives of ways city parts are outlined and used, and the way they could rework the town atmosphere. not limited to standard public parts like neighbourhood parks and public plazas, those guerrilla areas convey the choice social and spatial relationships in our altering towns.


With approximately twenty illustrated case experiences, this quantity exhibits how situations of rebel public area take place internationally. Examples diversity from group gardening in Seattle and la, road dancing in Beijing, to the transformation of parking areas into transitority parks in San Francisco.


Drawing at the stories and data of people commonly engaged within the real implementation of those areas, Insurgent Public Space is a distinct cross-disciplinary method of the research of public house use, and the way it truly is used in the modern, city international. attractive to pros and scholars in either city experiences and extra social classes, Hou has introduced jointly beneficial commentaries on a space of urbanism which has, up formerly, been principally neglected.

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