Spring 2012 MultipliCITY Newsletter: Planning with the 99%
Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
The theme of this issue of MultipliCITY, Planning with the 99%, like many of our imaginations is inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. How do planners fit into the discourse coming out of Zuccotti Park? What is our role as planners in this critique? Should we work as negotiators, as advocates or as activists? For whom are we planning?
This issue explores the Participatory Budgeting movement in New York City and PSPD's students' involvement in the process, the role of weeds as occupiers in the flora of New York City, and the concept of participatory planning through play pioneered by planner James Rojas. The work of students is featured from a variety of classes, such as a studio project informing disaster preparedness and public health risk advocacy in the Lower East Side; an intensive community planning studio in Mount Vernon, NY; and a comprehensive vision plan for the Gowanus Canal and neighborhood in Brooklyn. In these and other featured projects and articles in this newsletter, the emphasis of PSPD's work is on the communities affected by planning, and each project has as its goal the interests of the people with whom planners plan.
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