"Participatory Urbanisms is a compilation of interviews with urban practitioners and a critical anthology of peer-reviewed articles, examining the triangulation of urban participation, aesthetics, and politics."
"Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived.
The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. We believe that the manmade landscape is a cultural inscription, that can be read to better understand who we are, and what we are doing."
This lecture by Jeffrey Hou, based upon the book Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here, examines how everyday people are remaking their urban environments, making use of what is already there.