Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

264 Pages | 39 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190691325

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The Help-Yourself City

Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Gordon C.C. Douglas

  • Combines cultural and urban sociology with urban planning, policy, and design scholarship
  • Includes more than 100 interviews with do-it-yourself urban designers, planning and design professionals, and community members in 17 cities
  • Appraises the under-studied and widely-celebrated trend of DIY urbanism to highlight the implications for urban planning, community development, and how everyday people engage with urban policy and urban space itself

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