Welcome to New Village Press
Building Beloved and Vibrant Community
Communities are the cauldron of social change, and the healthiest, most sustainable changes spring from the grassroots. New Village Press heralds openhearted, bottom-up transformation through books that profile creative solutions to complex problems. Our books celebrate civic engagement, social justice, community-based culture, and environmental awareness. We're the publishing division of the nonprofit Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility.
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Growing a Life
Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy
Candid interviews with teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods, plus supporting studies, show how gardening programs grow healthier minds, bodies, and communities.
A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
This bold memoir of New York City's activist women's art movement focuses on the cultural upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s, and features 950 color and black & white images that capture the era's fervor and fury, passion and spirit about the need for social change.
How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the crippling results of decades-old disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that ultimately destroyed these neighborhoods for the advantage of developers and the elite.
Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, this book offers a seminal treatise on the community-based design practices of participatory planning and advocacy architecture.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
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."
Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.
From Foreclosure to Fair Lending
Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
A new wave of fair housing activism in the face of foreclosures points to what must be done now in the United States to make meaningful progress toward the goals of equitable access to credit and equal opportunity.