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The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism

Editors: Arefi, Mahyar, Kickert, Conrad (Eds.)

  • Aims to bridge existing descriptions of bottom-up urbanisms
  • Bridges bottom-up initiatives in the Global North with informal urbanism, both in the Global North and Global South
  • Provides descriptions and manifestos that defend bottom-up initiatives
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About this book

Who shapes our cities? In an age of increasing urban pluralism, globalization and immigration, decreasing public budgets, and an ongoing crisis of authority among designers and planners, the urban environment is shaped by a number of non-traditional stakeholders. The book surveys the kaleidoscope of views on the agency of urbanism, providing an overview of the various scholarly debates and territories that pertain to bottom-up efforts such as everyday urbanism, DIY urbanism, guerilla urbanism, tactical urbanism, and lean urbanism. Uniquely, this books seeks connections between the various movements by curating a range of views on the past, present, and future of bottom-up urbanism. The contributors also connect the recent trend of bottom-up efforts in the West with urban informality in the Global South, drawing parallels and finding contrast between social and institutional structures across the globe. The book appeals to urbanists in the widest sense of the word: those who shape, study, and improve our urban spaces. 


About the authors

Mahyar Arefi is Professor of Planning at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He received his PhD in Planning from the University of Southern California. His publications have appeared in edited volumes and peer-reviewed flagship journals. 
Conrad Kickert is Assistant Professor of Urban Design at the University of Cincinnati, USA. He has worked as an urban researcher and designer in The Netherlands, the UK, and the USA.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kickert, Conrad (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Everyday and Bottom-Up: A Counter-Narrative of American City Design

    Hou, Jeffrey

    Pages 13-27

  • Guerrilla Architecture and Humanitarian Design

    Shall, Scott

    Pages 29-49

  • The Practice of Urbanism: Civic Engagement and Collaboration by Design

    Brain, David

    Pages 51-66

  • Lean Urbanism Is About Making Small Possible

    Dittmar, Hank (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90131-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90130-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Bottom-Up Urbanism
Editors
  • Mahyar Arefi
  • Conrad Kickert
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90131-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90131-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90130-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 357
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
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