: Rosa (M.) & Weiland (U.) eds.

R 755.00
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from community initiatives to participatory models, Mumbai, São Paulo, Istanbul, Mexico City, Cape Town

224pp., colour illus., maps, hardback, DVD, Second Edition, Berlin (2013) 2014


"Handmade Urbanism showcases 15 projects realized mostly in less favored areas of five major cities in emerging countries, examining the potential of urban transformation embedded in community initiatives. What is the basis for such initiatives? Which are the instruments and tools they use? Illustrations and interviews depict their operational modes and reveal the different stakeholders involved. At a global level, common threads and differences are made clear. The book drafts a possible urban vision of the city impacted by those processes and organizes a discussion that promotes participatory initiatives while exploring their potential to impact on the city at large."


Cape Town projects include Mothers Unite (Lavender Hill), SEED (Mitchell's Plain) and Thrive (Hout Bay).

Includes the documentary Urban Future based on projects of the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award.