This unique and timely book introduces youth to what public space is, why it is important and how best to use it It also underscores the need to create, preserve and protect public space Readers will learn what makes successful public spaces work, the ins and outs of sharing and designing them, the issues surrounding teenagers in public spaces and much Watch This SThis unique and timely book introduces youth to what public space is, why it is important and how best to use it It also underscores the need to create, preserve and protect public space Readers will learn what makes successful public spaces work, the ins and outs of sharing and designing them, the issues surrounding teenagers in public spaces and much Watch This Space answers the question, Why is public space important It s important because this space belongs to all of us.
Watch This Space Designing Defending and Sharing Public Spaces This unique and timely book introduces youth to what public space is why it is important and how best to use it It also underscores the need to create preserve and protect public space Readers will
Everything you wanted to know about the history, design, and importance of public spaces This book will inspire young people to explore the public spaces in their communities and work to keep these spaces free, clean, and safe.
What is public space, exactly It is a place that anyone may enter freely young or old, rich or poor Public spaces belong to everyone and no one in particular This is an amazing book it travels the world to show you how public spaces are used in different countries and cultures, from ancient Rome and Mesopotamia up to the present day Parks and public plazas are the most common kind of public space, but libraries, museums and monuments can also function as public spaces usually with a few rules ab [...]
Reviewed by Mary Ann CreeThis is an important and timely book that looks at public spaces those places you can go to meet friends and hang out, places that are not privately owned, places where everyone is welcome It is a very readable and well written book that provides a good starting point for a discussion of urban design Author Hadley Dyer her previous work includes the novel Johnny Kellock Died Today divides her topic into four basic ideas what is public space and why is it important, how d [...]
4Q 3P M SWatch This Space Designing Defending and Sharing Public Spacesby Hadley DyerToronto Kids Can Press 2010 80 pagesGrades 4 102011 Excellence in Non fiction nomineeNonfictionWith its focus on an unusual topic, this book does an unusually good job of providing historical and contemporary information about the use, design, and issues surrounding public spaces without being text heavy The magazine style provides plenty of illustrations and interesting side bars as to why public spaces are imp [...]
I bought this book for the library s Young Adult collection and read it over my lunch hour It s a nice introduction for teens to the concept of public space Dyer introduces what public space is today, talks about the history of public space as a concept and why it s important to many groups of people The main point that I was most taken by is why it s important for teens to have public space they don t have private space of their own Scattered throughout are examples of successful public spaces [...]
This book is so cool I ve never read a book about this topic before, and this one is all about advocating for public spaces and teens use of them especially I m going to use this if I end up presenting about teen spaces in the public library.From the introduction Unlike adults, teens don t have private places to call their own At home, parents decide who can come over, when they have to leave, how loud the music can be At school, teachers are always keeping a watchful eye That s why it was such [...]
Teens need public spaces Since they don t own property, they need a place to go where they can hang out with their friends, where they can see or be seen But is a mall a public space Is a public school a public space And what makes a good public space anyway Hadley Dyer and Marc Ngui examine many different public spaces and issues surrounding public space in this visually attractive book Teens will appreciate the sections on laws and curfews and the information about how they can get involved to [...]
another quick read again, i cannot picture teens flocking to this title it s interesting, and while space is definitely a topic of interest to teens, i just don t think that it would grab and hold their attention enough to garner many fans the short segments, bullets and illustrations definitely help to make it less school ish but i don t think that the topic, in and of itself, is interesting enough.
This an extremely fun book I m not really sure to who is it made for Sometimes, because of the illustration, you would think it is for children But the ideas contained would be targeted for policy makers I think is a book for everyone kind of book Fresh ideas Sometimes tries to be objective and impartial, sometimes it does not Could be a text book Check it out if you are a teacher, especially in the city Kids could benefit to think about what Dyer brings here.
This was a cool book to aim at teens It s not as strong as Oldenburg s The Great Good Place, but it hits some of the key points for the younger audience Again, a but of an anti American bias, but at least the authors are from Canada this time Full review here stackedbooks 2010
This book was not quite the how to that the title promised That said, this book was full of interesting facts and ideas about different public spaces and the way people use them It definitely got me thinking.
Concise, clear discussion of issues regarding public spaces including internet Audience is teens, but good intro for others who don t know anything about this topic like me.
I would recommend this book to somebody how wants a good speech arts topic.
Chipping away at the non fiction pile
Loved, loved, loved this book Review to come at literarywife.wordpress.
Interesting topic presented to specifically address teens Informative, well written, and attractively presented.
It inspired me so much I love it