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The Resource From the ground up : community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation, Efrat Eizenberg

From the ground up : community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation, Efrat Eizenberg

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From the ground up : community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation
Title
From the ground up
Title remainder
community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation
Statement of responsibility
Efrat Eizenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Little-known, and hidden between skyscrapers and wide avenues, some 650 community gardens dot the city of New York. Set within one of the densest and most expensive real estate markets, these gardens are visited by some the least advantaged residents of the city. Urban residents use these spaces for horticulture, recreation, social gatherings, and artistic and cultural events. They manage the gardens collectively and with relative independency from top-down control. Despite continuous threats from market forces the gardens have been able to thrive as significant community spaces since the 1970s. This book shows how, in the process of attempting to protect these highly contested spaces, residents developed into community leaders and urban activists. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to follow the political development of urban residents, the book examines how everyday spatial practices, social interactions, the production of alternative urban space, and the generation of new urban knowledge render community gardeners important social actors in the urban scene. This book argues that with this process of production of space a new type of "organic resident" evolves. These urbanites constantly engage with their urban environment, find ways to make the city more supportive for their collective needs, and produce the city in their own image. Community gardeners as organic residents claim their right to the city, act to materialize their vision of the city, and utilize the unique potential of the locale to constitute themselves as powerful social actors on the urban scene -- P. [4] of cover
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Eizenberg, Efrat
Dewey number
635.09747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SB454.3.S63
LC item number
E37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Re-materialising cultural geography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban gardens
  • Urban gardens
  • Gardens
  • Public spaces
Label
From the ground up : community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation, Efrat Eizenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ; A garden in the city: a history of uneven urban development and redevelopment -- A place in their image -- Determining space, creating opportunities -- The formation of the collective -- Actually existing commons -- Rooting politics: the institution of community gardens -- Setting the ground for organic residents -- Conclusion
Control code
794136507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9781409429098
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823892771
Label
From the ground up : community gardens in New York City and the politics of spatial transformation, Efrat Eizenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ; A garden in the city: a history of uneven urban development and redevelopment -- A place in their image -- Determining space, creating opportunities -- The formation of the collective -- Actually existing commons -- Rooting politics: the institution of community gardens -- Setting the ground for organic residents -- Conclusion
Control code
794136507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 208 pages
Isbn
9781409429098
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012021241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823892771

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