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Help-Yourself City : Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism (Paperback) (Gordon C. C. Douglas)

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When local governments neglect public services or community priorities, how do concerned citizens respond? In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands with homemade signs and benches, guerrilla bike lanes and more. Douglas explores the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions, but also the position of privilege from which they often come. Presenting a needed analysis of this growing trend from vacant lots to city planning offices, The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's relationships to their urban surroundings and the individualization of democratic responsibility.
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Gordon C. C. Douglas
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2018
TCIN: 53298483
UPC: 9780190691325
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-9495
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