Contents; Introduction by Julia Czerniak; It s Not (Just) the Money by Mark Robbins; Cleveland: Medi-Plex City by McClain Clutter; Lessons Learned from a Shrinking City: Youngstown 2010 and Beyond by Hunter Morrison; Retrenchment, Revitalization, or the Right to the City? Four Theses by Don Mitchell; Strange Attractors: The Catalytic Agency of Form by Roger Sherman; Pits and Piles in the Non-Concept City: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania by Edward Mitchell; Landscape s M.O. by Julia Czerniak; Detroit, Disabitato, and the Origins of Landscape by Charles Waldheim; Underwriting Icicles and Leveraging Sidewalks by Marc Norman.
Written for academics and practitioners by peers who are actively researching and participating in the renewal of former urban centers.; Features practical essays and case studies by Mark Robbins, McClain Clutter, Hunter Morrison, Don Mitchell, Roger Sherman, Edward Mitchell, Julia Czerniak, Charles Waldheim, and Marc Norman; Part of the New City Books series that focuses on resolving the various development crises affecting American cities and, by proxie, the world.
Julia Czerniak is a registered landscape architect and founder and principal, with Mark Linder, of Clear; a trans-disciplinary collaborative between architects and others that aspire to both strengthen its disciplinary identity and to expand its range of operations. Educated as an architect and landscape architect, her research and practice focus on the intersection of these disciplines. Czerniak is editor of two books, Large Parks (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007) and Case: Downsview Park Toronto (Prestel and Harvard Design School, 2001), which focus on contemporary design approaches to public parks. Essays include "Fertilizer: Eisenman Olin" (Institute for Contemporary Art, 2006); "Landscape Urbanism," Charles Waldheim, ed. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006); "Assemblage 34" (MIT Press, 1998) and "Harvard Design Review." Czerniak has exhibited at the Architectural League, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies, Van Alen Institute, Castle Gallery, Galleria Frau, and Gallery Joe. She lectures widely.