It is a great honor that our project Vianen Urban Lab has been selected and it is being printed at this moment and will hit soon the shelfs.
The book will be presented at the international event Placemaking Week Europe 2019 in Valencia (Spain). But you can pre order your copy already at discount!
Placemaking Week Europe 2019 is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. Approximately 400 placemakers, a diverse mixture of professionals working on creating a better public space and city at eye level, will meet in Valencia from June 12th-15th.
We can’t wait to hear your comments about the book and of course our project.
NEW BOOK RELEASE – PRE ORDER YOUR COPY AT DISCOUNT
OUR CITY? COUNTERING EXCLUSION IN PUBLIC SPACE
Cities cater to everyone, regardless of lifestyle, religion, culture, wallet size, age, sexual preference or demand for theater, food, sports or greenery. They absorb newcomers, negotiate differences between opposites and create narratives for everyone to relate to. Such is the story we’re often told, and of course, it is all true. But at the same time, we must ask ourselves, do the residents of our ever-popular cities continue to feel at home in them? And are the public places within a city really even ours?
How can we ensure that public spaces truly represent and serve the people who live near them and use them? In this book we feature a range of cases that explore how exclusion in public space is being countered across Europe.
We present research insights, local stories, tools, and actions, from a variety of different voices, to provide you with a clear understanding of what is needed to maintain a sense of belonging in our cities’ public places.
We also show how actively working with the local community, from engagement through to design, can change the way urban spaces are created and activated, particularly by reaching out to and encouraging participation from those voices that often go unheard.
Minouche Besters, Editor in Chief
Editorial team: Juliet Kahne | Project for Public Spaces, Ramon Marrades Sempere | La Marina de Valencia, Roos Gerritsma and Philippa Collin | Inholland University of Applied Science, Renée Rooijmans, Nienke Sluimer and Konstantinos Gournianakis | STIPO
Collaborating editors: IJsbrand Heeringa | Yacht, Kate Louise Milosavljevic | Nabolashager, Marko Zlonoga | MODUL E3, Viktor Kasala | City of Bratislava, Maria Adebowale-Schwarte | Foundation for Future London
|FOR WHO IS THIS BOOK?
This book is meant for everyone and anyone contributing to the development and creation of better and more inclusive places, from active citizens and placemakers, to city planners, mayors and government officials. If you strive for a city for all, this book is for you!
Albert Arias, Andreas Lindinger, Andreea Maier, Angela van der Kloof, Antonella Radicchi, Aysegul Can, Barbara Steiner, Bo Larsson, Carolina Carrasco Pizarro, Chris Roorda, Clare Rishbeth, Dima Yankova, Emiel Arends, Fenneke Wekker, Frans Werter, Giulia Gualtieri, Hans Karssenberg, Heidrun Feigelfeld, IJsbrand Heeringa, Jacqueline Bleicher, Janine Hogendoorn, Jerod Myers, Jeroen Oskam, Jiska Stad-Ogier, Joachim Brech, Jorn Wemmenhove, José Miguel Gómez, Julie Heyde, Kalisteni Avdelidi, Konstantinos Gournianakis, Laura Sobral, Leninn Hernandez, Lior Steinberg, Malin Zimm, Margrit Hugentobler, Marie Glaser, Marie-Ange de Kort, Michael W. Meha y, Minouche Besters, Miranda Kamp, Nezhapi-Dellé Odeleye, Niamh Moore Cherry, Nienke Sluimer, Päivi Raivio, Peter Williams, Philippa Collin, Ramon Marrades Sempere, Rebecca Rubin, Reinhold Stadler, Renet Korthals Altes, Roger Estop, Roos Gerritsma, Roya Shokoohi, Sander van der Ham, Simone Tenda, Sito Veracruz, Stephania Xydia, Tareq Nassar, Theo Stauttener, Thieu Besselink, Tina Vilfan
Studio PUNKT Bulgaria
PRE ORDER NOW!
- hard copy book price 22,50 euros
- pre order price 19,50 euros and will get a complimentary button and bookmark
- for the price of 29,50 euros we will thank you with a great t-shirt, making you a proper ambassador of Our City!