Building Together

Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building

With Ronald Shiffman
Foreword by Dore Ashton, Kenneth Reardon

With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span forty years, Building Together: Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building offers a seminal treatise on the community-based design practices of participatory planning and advocacy architecture. This expanded work is built upon the classic book, Batir Ensemble, written by Roger Katan and published in France, about engaging citizens in creating place.

Building Together is designed to appeal to a diverse international audience interested in community-engaged planning, design, and development. These include community development specialists, faculty and students of planning, architecture, community health, and the social sciences, practicing professionals and decision makers in economic development, and community-based organizations. It is written to inform professionals and citizens about participatory process to facilitate collaboration and equitable relationships.

Building Together describes the challenges, the opportunities, and the rewards of grassroots cooperation with case studies that offer vivid personal experiences chosen for their practical lessons. Several projects, which span decades and more than one generation of development, reflect in "street-friendly" language on the long-term applicability and sustainability of historic examples. The cases featured in the book range from large-scale urban projects to smaller architectural projects. Geographic highlight areas are multiple districts of New York City and several sites in Colombia, South America, southern France, and Burkina Faso, Africa.

About the Authors:

Roger Katan: Roger Katan is a French American architect, artist, and educator known as a proponent of the community-based design practices of participatory architecture and advocacy planning. He has been a university instructor, international consultant, lecturer, activist, and author on the subject.

Ron Shiffman: Ron Shiffman is the former director of the Pratt Center for Community Development, which he cofounded in 1964. He is currently a professor at Pratt's Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment.

Details

Title Building Together
Subtitle Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
Author Roger Katan
Imprint New Village Press
BISAC Subject Heading ARC000000 ARCHITECTURE
ARC010000 ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
Audience The book is designed to appeal to a diverse international audience interested in community-engaged planning, design, and development. These include community leaders, faculty and students of design, community health, and the social sciences, practicing professionals and decision-makers in economic, social and physical community development, and community organizations.
Credit Roger Katan and Ronald Shiffman
Title First Published 09 September 2014
Includes Index; Appendices; Commentaries; Indices
Format Paperback
Book Trade Category International edition (US)
Nb of pages 240 p. Index . Appendices . Commentaries . Indices .
Product Detail Trade paperback (US)
ISBN-10 1613320167
ISBN-13 9781613320167
Publication Date 09 September 2014
Publication New York, United States
Product Content Text (eye-readable), Still images / graphics, Photographs
Main content page count 240
Word Count 85000
Illustrations 85 Illustrations
85 photographs
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
List Price $19.95
 

Summary

FOREWORD by Dore Ashton
FOREWORD by Kenneth Reardon

INTRODUCTION

CASES
Case 1: Participatory Planning on a Regional Scale, New York
Case 2: A Case History, Williamsburg-Greenpoint, New York
Case 3: East Harlem Cases, New York
Case 4: Creation of the First Microcredit Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Case 5: Jardies, Meudon, France
Case 6: Organization for Homeless People: Los Destechados, Pereira, Colombia
Case 7: Four Projects from Tumaco and Remote Parts of Colombia

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX
REFERENCES
INDEX