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Co-designing Infrastructures

Community Collaboration for Liveable Cities

An examination of projects designed to enable community groups to create their own solutions to global crises.
Co-designing Infrastructures tells the story of a research program designed to bring the power of engineering and technology into the hands of grassroots community groups in order to create bottom-up solutions to global crises. The authors examine in detail four projects in London in detail that exemplify collaboration with engineers, designers, and scientists to enact urban change. The projects at the heart of the book are grounded in specific settings that face challenges familiar to urban communities throughout the world. This place-based approach to infrastructure is of international relevance as a foundation for urban resilience and sustainability. The authors document the tools used to deliver this work, providing guidance for others who are working to deliver local technical solutions to complex social and environmental problems around the world.

236 pages | 19 line drawings 14 color plates | 6.125 x 9.1875

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of voices
List of abbreviations
How to Read this Book

1 Introduction
2 Urban Communities
3 Infrastructures
4 Bottom-Up Research
5 Social Housing Decisions: Demolition or Refurbishment?
6 Reconfiguring the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Engineering Comes Home
7 Collaborating for Environmental Justice: Somers Town Air Quality
8 Integrating Water and Urban Greening: The Kipling Garden
9 Tools for Co-Design
10 Conclusions


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