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01.11.13 – Alissa North explores Building Communities Through Public Space in her new book

Assistant Professor Alissa North has published a new book entitled Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space.

Operative Landscapes looks at the "interaction between landscape projects, building development, and urban planning, resulting in neighborhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life." Two hundred pages and beautifully designed, the book showcases projects from around the world, from those in the conceptual and planning stages, to those that have been constructed and are continuing to evolve.

"Urban open space is an ideal medium for positive community transformation, in its ability to be continually remolded and shaped to suit community needs," writes North in the introduction.

Operative Landscapes can now be purchase through Amazon here.