Dave Reid
SARUP Lecture Series

The Placemakers Guide to Building Community

By - Aug 31st, 2010 10:06 pm
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Nabeel Hamdi, Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England

Nabeel Hamdi is one of the pioneers of participatory planning and his book Small Change has been highly influential in describing the role that informality plays in urban life. It sets out a way of thinking on cities that gives precedence to small-scale, incremental change over large-scale projects. He shows how the trickle-down effect advocated by conservatives everywhere does not produce the sort of large-scale changes that are predicted. Instead, the trickle-up effect of self-organized systems produce the biggest changes


UWM – AUP 170

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