In all aspects of our lives - housing, education, food and health, transport, the quality and diversity of our environment - public policy is attracting criticism. In the face of unchecked and unregulated market forces, the renewed interest in community-based mutual-aid solutions is gaining force. This collection of writings by figures involved in contemporary urban, cultural and social policy (and campaigns), looks forward to a new politics of self-management and environmentally aware and sustainable lifestyles.
Table of Contents
Part I: People and Ideas -The Anarchism of Colin Ward * Part II: Growing up absurd - Education on a Human Scale * Education for Participation: Art and the Built Environment * Part III: A Roof Over Your Head - Looking Forward and Looking Back: State Provision and Self-help in Housing Policy * Part IV: Other Landscapes, Other Ways - a Peopled Landscape * The Land is Ours * Poverty Power: Community Empowerment in Developing Countries * Part V: Dig Where You Stand - Plots of Resistance: Food culture and the British * Local, Mutual, Voluntary and Simple: The Power of Local Exchange Trading Schemes * Part VI: Fashioning a New Politics - Path Not (Yet) Taken: The Politics of Sustainability * Index
Ken Worpole has written a number of books on urban and cultural policy, and a series of influential reports for Comedia, Demos and the Department of the Environment.