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Author Hou, Jeffrey
Title Insurgent Public Space : Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
©2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (289 pages)
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Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on contributors -- Preface -- Chapter 1 (Not) your everyday public space -- Part One: Appropriating -- Chapter 2 Dancing in the streets of Beijing: Improvised uses within the urban system -- Chapter 3 Latino urbanism in Los Angeles: A model for urban improvisation and reinvention -- Chapter 4 Taking place: Rebar's absurd tactics in generous urbanism -- Part Two: Reclaiming -- Chapter 5 eXperimentcity: Cultivating sustainable development in Berlin's Freiräume -- Chapter 6 Re-city, Tokyo: Putting "publicness" into the urban building stocks -- Chapter 7 Claiming residual spaces in the heterogeneous city -- Part Three: Pluralizing -- Chapter 8 Claiming Latino space: Cultural insurgency in the public realm -- Chapter 9 "Night market" in Seattle: Community eventscape and the reconstruction of public space -- Chapter 10 Making places of fusion and resistance: The experiences of immigrant women in Taiwanese townships -- Chapter 11 How outsiders find home in the city: ChungShan in Taipei -- Part Four: Transgressing -- Chapter 12 Machizukuri house and its expanding network: Making a new public realm in private homes -- Chapter 13 Niwa-roju: Private gardens serving the public realm -- Chapter 14 Farmhouses as urban/rural public space -- Part Five: Uncovering -- Chapter 15 Urban Archives: Public memories of everyday places -- Chapter 16 Funny … it doesn't look like insurgent space: The San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets and the practice of history as a public art -- Chapter 17 Mapping the space of desire: Brothel as a city landmark, Wenmingloin Taipei -- Chapter 18 Spatial limbo: Reinscribing landscapes in temporal suspension -- Part Six: Contesting -- Chapter 19 Public space activism, Toronto and Vancouver: Using the banner of public space to build capacity and activate change
Chapter 20 Urban agriculture in the making of insurgent spaces in Los Angeles and Seattle -- Chapter 21 When overwhelming needs meet underwhelming prospects: Sustaining community open space activism in East St. Louis -- Index
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 like neighbourhood parks and public plazas, these guerrilla spaces express the alternative social and spatial relationships in our changing cities. With nearly twenty illustrated case studies, this volume shows how instances of insurgent public space occur across the world. Examples range from community gardening in Seattle and Los Angeles, street dancing in Beijing, to the transformation of parking spaces into temporary parks in San Francisco. Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of individuals extensively engaged in the actual implementation of these spaces, Insurgent Public Space is a unique cross-disciplinary approach to the study of public space use, and how it is utilized in the contemporary, urban world. Appealing to professionals and students in both urban studies and more social courses, Hou has brought together valuable commentaries on an area of urbanism which has, up until now, been largely ignored
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hou, Jeffrey Insurgent Public Space : Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415779654
Subject Urbanization -- Case studies.;Public spaces -- Case studies
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