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Participatory Design Thinking in Architecture & Urban Planning


John Odhiambo Onyango

Since the Boyer of 1996 of ‘Building Communities: A New future for Architectural Education and Practice’ there has been some movements in architectural and design schools and practitioners exploring ways to inculcate a concern for larger social issues in the design process. Several alternative approaches to the education, practice of architecture and urban design have emerged rooted in the Social Architecture based on four groups of participants; the private visionary; the public professional with a vision; the professional based at non-profit organizations and the activist university. The urban laboratory model is one such model housed in the activist university. One of the arguments for this methodology is that it would lead to a better place-making process. 


Author: John Odhiambo Onyango
Size: 16,5 x 23,5 cm. / 6,5 x 9,25 in.
Pages: 220
Illustrations: Color
Cover: Hardcover
Publication date: October 2023
Published by: Actar Publishers
ISBN: English 9781638400714
Price: 40€/ $44.95/ £40

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Weight 1 kg

John Odhiambo Onyango


This book provides literature of the social movements that led to the rise of alternative design methods and examines the methodologies used and how they contribute to best practice in place-making.

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