Ground Up

The forthcoming book Ground Up: The Local Movement to Create Resilient Cities, published by Island Press, examines the urban prototyping movement in San Francisco, linking it to the history of grass roots activism in the region. Ground Up asks us to think about ways in which the processes, policies and projects that have been pioneered in the Bay Area may become powerful tools in addressing climate change adaption and biodiversity in cities. Interwoven throughout the book are design ideas, precedents and essays looking at how small interventions may be scaled up to engender substantial change.