Edition Bauhaus 18: The other cities – IBA Stadtumbau 2010, Volume 2: Civic Culture

There is currently an unprecedented need for citizen´s commitment – in planning, local politics, social and employment market policies. But what has become of initiatives, round table discussions and vociferous citizens' internvention? This book sets out to investigate changes in civic culture and its potential for urban redevelopment: commercialisation and self-organised projects, transnational networks and fast-moving styles of leisure characterise the wide range of contemporary civic culture. And strategies of planning such as activation, empowerment and self-organisation may now be destinguished. The publication reflects the opportunities and constraints which these represent for urban redevelopment.

Elisabeth Kremer (ed.) for the IBA office GbR
jovis Verlag, ISBN: 3-936314-98-5
German/English, 223 pages with numerous pictures, Paperback
16,5 x 24 cm
EUR 24,80