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Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities

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Winner of the EDRA book prize for 2012.

In cities around the world, individuals and groups are reclaiming and creating urban sites, temporary spaces and informal gathering places. These insurgent public spaces challenge conventional views of how urban areas are defined and used, and how they can transform the city environment. No longer confined to traditional public areas
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2010)
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Dan
Jul 24, 2011 Dan rated it liked it
Interesting case studies of citizens from Taipei to Seattle (re)appropriating public space in creative ways. The writing quality varies as much as the setting; almost half the essays are written by ESL authors and the book suffers for it. The best pieces concern San Francisco's ReBAR (the thoughtful pranksters behind Park(ing) Day), urban farms in L.A. and Seattle, and elderly yangge dancers in Beijing nimbly adapting their public dance to the city's changing landscape.
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Good case studies about insurgent movement.
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