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 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).
She also 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.
Ms. Elizabeth runs New Village Press from her home in a solar-powered cohousing community in Oakland, California.
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Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
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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.
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Education for Community Building
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Community Scale Economies
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