Lynne Elizabeth is founder and director of New Village Press. She is the past president of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR), a public-benefit educational organization founded in 1981 that works for peace, environmental protection, social justice, and development of healthy communities.
Ms. Elizabeth is the coeditor of Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space (New Village 2012), What We See: Advancing the Investigations of Jane Jacobs (New Village Press, 2010), Works of Heart: Building Village through the Arts (New Village Press, 2006), and Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods (John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 2005). She is a contributing author to Eco-Village Living (Gaia Trust, 2003) and Sustainable Architecture White Papers (Earthpledge Foundation, 2000).
Ms. Elizabeth serves on the editorial board of Public, a peer-reviewed journal of Imagining America. She previously published ADPSR's national periodical, New Village Journal, which offered themed issues on community revitalization, community-scale economics, and education for community building.
In Southern California, Ms. Elizabeth founded and directed the former Eos Institute, an education center for the study of sustainable community development. From 1989 to 1995, she managed the Institute's programs and projects, including construction of a demonstration eco-house and permaculture garden. At Eos Institute, she published Earthword Journal with themed issues on ecological community development, urban landscape, transportation planning, restoration of cities, and sustainable architecture.
In 2013, Ms. Elizabeth moved New Village Press from Oakland California to the Centre for Social Innovation in New York City.
What We See|
Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
An enlivening discussion of critical issues affecting our cities and economies, What We See revises the insights of urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs through the fresh observations of leading contemporary thinkers in many fields.
Works of Heart|
Building Village through the Arts
Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture and inspire social change in this book of beautiful community-based arts projects. Nine communities from the United States and Canada show the genius, passion and practicality of their creativity.
New Village Journal: Issue 3|
Education for Community Building
This third issue of the New Village Journal contains a collection of educational programs that contribute to the enhancement of community — programs that show the transformation of competition-based learning into compassion-based learning, textbook learning into experiential learning, and rote learning into imaginative learning.
New Village Journal: Issue 2|
Community Scale Economies
This second issue of the New Village Journal focuses on the locally spawned commerce which supports a neighborhood or city and contributes to its being uniquely home. The stories here demonstrate that even when global enterprise threatens to homogenize the American culture or big-box retail to replace Main Street, human creativity prevails.
New Village Journal: Issue 1|
The premier issue of the New Village Journal — a collection of energizing inspiration and practical wisdom about community building and revitalization. Stories range from community gardening in DC to housing for the homeless in Chicago, San Francisco, and NYC to youth gang violence prevention across the country.