Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces

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Kids Can Press Ltd, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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 more.

Watch This Space answers the question, Why is public space important? It's important because this space belongs to all of us.

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User Review  - KarenBall - LibraryThing

"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 ... Read full review

WATCH THIS SPACE: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces

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Dyer believes that kids have an important stake in how public space is used because they do not have their own truly private spaces. She tackles her broad subject by examining various subtopics in a ... Read full review


What is public space?
Sharing public spaces
Designing public spaces
Fighting for public space
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About the author (2010)

Hadley Dyer is a regular contributor to magazines such as Toronto Life and Owl. She teaches in the publishing program at Ryerson University and lives, writes and makes use of the public spaces in Toronto. Hadley is the author of Watch This Space.

Marc Ngui caught the book-making bug at seven years old and has been writing, drawing and making zines and comics ever since. Marc has traveled around the world and his last permanent place of residence was Toronto. He is the illustrator of Watch This Space.

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