Beyond Zuccotti Park Receives Journalism Award

Beyond Zuccotti Park Journalism Award

New Village Press is pleased to receive the 2013 Journalism Award for its title Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space from The American Planning Association – New York Metro Chapter. Special mention goes to co-editors Lance Jay Brown and Ron Shiffman for this timely, informative collection of original articles by 40 leading urbanists.



Praise for Beyond Zuccotti Park

“What was it about Zuccotti Park, and other public spaces around the world, that helps explain its success? And how can we preserve and strengthen such spaces as places of protest? This book, like Zuccotti itself, is a site of vigorous conversation, hard thinking, and bold proposals on such issues.”
Mike Wallace, coauthor of Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898

“Beyond Zuccotti Park is an insightful and relevant book that challenges us to think differently about the role of public space for civic engagement. If you believe in the First Amendment’s right to freedom of assembly, then this is the book to read.”
Mitchell Silver, AICP, President, American Planning Association

“A free and open public discussion is well understood to be fundamental to a democracy. Beyond Zuccotti Park confirms how important accessible open space is to that public discussion and illuminates the policy issues raised by the Occupy Wall Street movement. This diverse collection of voices raises important questions about how to define a genuine public space.”
Roberta Brandes Gratz, author of The Battle For Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs