Filed under: [book] Hands-on Urbanism 1850-2012 – The Right to Green
MCCM 2013 New Title
HANDS-ON URBANISM1850-2012 – The Right to Green
Edited by Elke Krasny
Hands-on / practical, involving action based on active participation.
Urbanism / urbanization: the culture and way of life of urban dwellers.
Hands-on urbanism, bottom-up urbanism, and irregular urbanization are not the exception to the rule – they are the driving forces behind the urban development and often behind changes in urban policy. From the onset of industrialization, first in Europe and North America and then in the Southern hemisphere, to today’s neoliberal, developer-driven global city, the history of urban transformation processes unfolds as a sequence of critical situations. Gardening and informal settling are indicative of these crises. Taking root from the bottom, these self-organized, self-help practices are dynamic and inspiring agencies of change.
This book presents historical and current case studies of urban development from over ten cities, including Chicago, Leipzig, Vienna, Bremen, Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Porto Alegre, Havana and Quito. It gives an overview of the self-organised, collective, and informal movements in urban areas. Hands-on Urbanism 1850-2012 – The Right to Green is published on the occasion of spring 2012 exhibition at the Architecture Center in Vienna.
民間、自發、非官方規管的城市農耕運動，往往於農村與城市、個人與社區之間開闢灰色地帶，是一股從下而上的城市發展推動力，也是城市規劃的另一個選擇。這股內力自工業革命開始，從歐洲到北美再在南半球傳開，不同城市的開拓者自行發起、組織、研究、推廣和教育，發展一種更自主的生活方式，一個發展商主導以外的城市發展方向。Hands-on Urbanism 從歷史角度出發，研究現今十多個歐、美、亞洲城市個案。