Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundaries

Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundaries

by Tom Angotti
     
 

This collection of case studies by design educators critically explores the current practice of community-engaged learning in architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, radically revising the standard protocol for university-initiated design/build projects in the community. The authors' lively examination of real-life community alliances forms a

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This collection of case studies by design educators critically explores the current practice of community-engaged learning in architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, radically revising the standard protocol for university-initiated design/build projects in the community. The authors' lively examination of real-life community alliances forms a pedagogical framework for design educators, offering guidelines for a generative and inclusive collaborative design process.

Includes contributions by the leading practitioners of service-learning in the design professions, including Daniel Winterbottom and Michael Rios.

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"What this book offers is the stimulation one gets from the company of a group of committed, experienced and able people who do the same job as you: you may not approach the job in quite the same way, or have exactly the same aims, but it is a major surprise if you do not come away with some new ideas, and renewed enthusiasm, after engaging with them."
Huw Thomas, International Planning Studies

"More people understanding how it all works means more people can help bring it all together. Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundaries seeks to expand the knowledge of urban planning and architecture within communities, studying elements from around the world and how they can be applied locally and lead to a more inclusive plan for the communities of tomorrow. Service-Learning in Design and Planning is an informative and much recommended read for those who want to understand the importance of a communities wishes in preparing for its future."
The Midwest Book Review

"It is an exciting addition to the field of service-learning and a very great resource for any academic developing a service-learning program as part of their curriculum. Students, researchers and community partners in the field of service-learning will find the information very useful."
Eva Aboagye, Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education

"This collection of case studies critically explores the current practice of community-engaged learning in architecture, landscape design, and urban planning and forms a pedagogical framework for design educators."
Folio Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613320013
Publisher:
New Village Press
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development. He formerly chaired the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, and was a senior planner in the New York City Department of City Planning and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. He also taught at Columbia University, Harvard, and University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the Land Use columnist for Gotham Gazette, co-edits Progressive Planning Magazine and is an editor for Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He has published three books: New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate (MIT Press, 2008), Metropolis 2000: Planning Poverty and Politics (Routledge, 1993) and Housing in Italy (Praeger, 1976) and numerous articles on urban affairs and planning. He is a founding member of the Task Force on Community-Based Planning in New York City.

Cheryl Doble is an Associate Professor in Department of Landscape Architecture and director of the Center for Community Design Research at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. A public service and research program in the department of Landscape Architecture, the Center provides technical assistance, educational programs and research assistance that build community capacity to manage sustainable futures. For the past twelve years Doble has coordinated interdisciplinary studios that introduce graduate students and upper division undergraduate students to participatory practices of design through service learning projects. Currently Doble is working with the New York State's Department of State and Department of Environmental Conservation to initiate a state wide training program to prepare community members for leadership roles in community-based planning.

Paula Horrigan is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. In her teaching, research and outreach, she advocates for action research and service-learning, and is dedicated to fostering the theory and practice of place-based design. For the past five years she has acted as faculty chair of Cornell’s Faculty Fellow-in-Service Governance Board, convening a Fellows Seminar on Service-Learning and producing a publication of faculty essays entitled: Extending Our Reach: Voices of Service Learning at Cornell (2007). Horrigan has spearheaded many participatory, community-driven processes resulting in the design and construction of public spaces, restorative landscapes, and parks. As a licensed, practicing landscape architect, Horrigan also focuses on sustainable design and the development of winery landscapes, combining agricultural production and cultural presentation.

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