Sociology PhD Candidate Gordon Douglas on DIY Urban Design
Gordon Douglas, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at The University of Chicago, published findings on the creators of urban interventions, on their motivations to "improve" the built environment where they perceive government and other development actors to be failing, and on the concentration of their efforts in gentrifying areas.
View the video abstract here: http://youtu.be/lTb-C-1Qb48
The article, "Do-it-Yourself Urban Design: The Social Practice of Informal Improvement Through Unauthorized Alteration," was published in City & Community, vol. 13, no. 1. 2014.