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New Village Press

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. — W.B. Yeats

New Village Press, the publishing arm of ADPSR, specializes in books about urban ecology, community-based arts, environmental and social justice, and citizen-initiated activism. New Village brings the world inspiration and practical ideas for building healthy, just communities and vibrant cultures. We are commited to creating inclusive, sustainable, and joyful environments through our publications.

New Village Press is the first publisher to serve the fields of grassroots community building and community cultural development. Our titles provide design professionals, cultural workers, artists, community development practitioners, educators, scholars, and citizens at large with a deeper understanding of critical issues, and with noteworthy models of inventiveness emerging from self-organizing communities. We specialize in works that encourage new and better-informed connections among groups coming from disparate sectors—between academics and citizen activists or between artists and city planners, to name a few examples. Our books bring the classroom into the community, and provide a forum for authors and readers to explore creative solutions to seemingly intractable social, environmental, and economic problems.  

Our latest titles:

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From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
edited by Chester Hartman and Gregory D. Squires

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Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
by Mindy Thompson Fullilove

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Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Spaces
edited by Ron Shiffman, Rick Bell, Lance Jay Brown, and Lynne Elizabeth with Anastassia Fisyak and Anusha Venkataraman

 

Take a look at some of our other titles!

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Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundaries
edited by Tom Angotti, Cheryl Doble and Paula Horrigan

Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict edited by Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, and Polly O. Walker

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Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

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Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

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Awakening Creativity
by Lily Yeh

A2E_front_cover_web.jpgAsphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
by Sharon Gamson Danks

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American Tensions
edited by William Reichard