DEMOCRACY, EQUITY and the PUBLIC REALM Spring 2013 Public Forum Series
February 1 - May 3, 2013; Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Pratt Manhattan 144 West 14th Street, Room 213

Please join us in attending the DEMOCRACY, EQUITY and the PUBLIC REALM Spring 2013 Public Forum Series!

Beyond Zuccotti Park editor Ron Shiffman will be moderating the Public Space Series, with scheduled lectures by Seth Pinsky, president of NYCEDC; Jeffrey Hou, professor of landscape Architecture at University of Washington, contributor to Beyond Zuccotti Park and Service-Learning in Design and Planning, and author of Insurgent Public Space; Mindy Fullilove, professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University and author of Root Shock and upcoming Urban Alchemy; and Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times and author of the Beyond Zuccotti Park foreword.

A Transportation Series, moderated by Eddie Bautista, will feature lectures by Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE; David Shuffler, executive director of Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice; Veronica Vanterpool, executive director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign; Noah Budnick, executive director of Transportation Alternatives; Tom Fox, cofounder of NY Water Taxi; and Gene Russianoff, founder of Straphanger's Campaign.

The lectures are held Fridays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pratt Manhattan 144 West 14th Street, Room 213.

RSVP to the lecture series by emailing Dana Feingold at

Below is the complete schedule with lecture dates. We hope to see you there!

moderated by RON SHIFFMAN

02/15 "Insurgent Public Space" by Jeffrey Hou, Prof. of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington | Author, Insurgent Public Space

02/22 "Public Space, Emergency Response and Public Health" by Mindy Fullilove, Prof. of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University | Author, Root Shock

03/29 "Rebuilding the Public Realm after Sandy" by Seth Pinsky, President, NYCEDC

04/05 "Setting the Agenda for the Accountable Public Realm" by Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, New York Times

moderated by EDDIE BAUTISTA

02/01 "Environmental Justice & Transportation: Community Campaigns" by Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE; and David Shuffler, Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice

03/01 "Transportation and Mass Transit: Policy & Fiscal Trends" by Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign; and Noah Budnick, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives

03/22 "Water Transportation" by Tom Fox, Cofounder, NY Water Taxi

04/12 "Public Transit Advocacy" by Gene Russianoff, Founder, Straphanger's Campaign

Books related to this event:

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Urban Alchemy
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD
2013 Edition
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."

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Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Roland V. Anglin, Caron Atlas, Thomas Balsley, Terri Baltimore, Shirin Barghi, Rick Bell, Marshall Berman, Julian Brash, Wendy E. Brawer, Paul Broches, Carlton Brown, Lance Jay Brown, David Burney, Brennan S. Cavanaugh, Susan Chin, Alexander Cooper, Arthur Eisenberg, Lynne Elizabeth, Anastassia Fisyak, Karen A. Franck, Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD, Gan Golan, Jeffrey Hou, Te-Sheng Huang, Lisa Keller, Brad Lander, Peter Marcuse, Jonathan Marvel, Signe Nielsen, Michael Pyatok, Michael Rios, Jonathan Rose, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Paula Z. Segal, Sadra Shahab, Benjamin Shepard, Ronald Shiffman, FAICP, Honorary AIA, Gregory Smithsimon, Michael Sorkin, Nikki Stern, Maya Wiley
2012 Edition
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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Service-Learning in Design and Planning
Educating at the Boundaries
Keith Bartholomew, Amanda M. Beer, Peter Butler, Linda Corkery, Pat Crawford, Lynne M. Dearborn, Susan Erickson, Susan C. Harris, Sally Harrison, AIA, Jeffrey Hou, Clara Irazábal, Paul Kelsch, Zenia Kotval, Laura Lawson, Mira Locher, Patricia Machemer, Paul V. Poteat, Ann Quinlan, Jodi Rios, Michael Rios, Joseph Schilling, Lynda Schneekloth, Scott Shannon, Lisa B. Spanierman, Jack Sullivan, Daniel Winterbottom
2011 Edition
Urban planning and architecture educators challenge traditional community-university relationships by modeling meaningful and reciprocal partnerships.

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What We See
Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
Janine Benyus, Hillary Brown, Robert Cowan, David Crombie, Pierre Desrochers, Matias Sendoa Echanove, Nan Ellin, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD, Jan Gehl, Arlene Goldbard, Roberta Brandes Gratz, Ken Greenberg, Nabeel Hamdi, Chester Hartman, Sanford Ikeda, Allan Jacobs, Daniel Kemmis, Samuli Leppälä, Jamie Lerner, Elizabeth Macdonald, Clare Cooper Marcus, Richard Register, Mary Rowe, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Ronald Shiffman, FAICP, Honorary AIA, Robert Sirman, Michael Sorkin, Rahul Srivastava, James Stockard, Ray Suarez, Deanne Taylor, Alexie Torres-Flemming, Susan Witt, Peter Zlonicky
2010 Edition
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.