Posted on January 14, 2015 · Posted In:

Sigmund Shipp Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College; PhD, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

Mallika Bose is Associate Professor of landscape architecture at Penn State University, USA.

Paula Horrigan is Associate Professor of landscape architecture at Cornell University, USA.

Cheryl Doble is Associate Professor Emeritus in the department of landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York, USA.

Sigmund C. Shipp is Associate Professor in the department of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College, New York, USA. He is the director of the undergraduate urban studies program. His research has involved a study of urban renewal, worker-owned cooperatives, and the Black church and college community development corporations. His recent research has focused on White poverty in America.

Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building and empowerment while combining learning with practice. The book explores such questions as: How do we foster mutuality and reciprocity in community-academy partnerships? What conflicts, challenges, limits and obstacles do we face in our service-learning studios and projects? What evidence do we have of our impacts on students and communities and how are we responding? How are we being attentive to the contemporary environmental and societal issues? What is our role as both designers and agents of societal change? How are we innovating to enable greater capacities for individuals, future practitioners and communities?

This book provides compelling evidence that educators should be adopting engaged pedagogies, research methods and theories through which they can bring together education, practice and scholarship at the boundary of community and academy.

Click here for more information and buying options (via Routledge).