Welcome to New Village Press
Building Beloved and Vibrant Community
Communities are the cauldron of social change, and the healthiest, most sustainable changes spring from the grassroots. New Village Press heralds openhearted community building through books that profile creative solutions to complex problems. Our books celebrate civic engagement, social justice, community-based arts and culture, and sensitive connection to the environment.
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How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It
Root Shock examines three different U.S. cities to unmask the crippling results of decades-old disinvestment in communities of color and the urban renewal practices that ultimately destroyed these neighborhoods for the advantage of developers and the elite.
A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
This bold memoir of New York City's activist women's art movement focuses on the cultural upheaval of the 1970s and 1980s, and features 950 color and black & white images that capture the era's fervor and fury, passion and spirit about the need for social change.
Growing a Life
Teen Gardeners Harvest Food, Health, and Joy
Candid interviews with teens from disadvantaged neighborhoods, plus supporting studies, show how gardening programs grow healthier minds, bodies, and communities.
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."
Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.
Dandelion School Blossoms
Awakening Creativity shows in gloriously illustrated detail how Lily Yeh guides a participatory process of artistic expression that uplifts a distressed community. Her open, joyful approach to artmaking is a model for building healthy cultural esteem.
Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, this book offers a seminal treatise on the community-based design practices of participatory planning and advocacy architecture.