New Village Press has been a publisher in the humanities and social sciences since 2005, best known for transdisciplinary books in urban sociology, community cultural development, and healthy city design. Our titles aim to animate emerging movements in societal transformation with true stories about collaborative community building and the creative new roles that artists and scholars, citizens and planners can play in public life.

Our press crosses boundaries between professional, academic, and informal education with books that engage scholars, practitioners, and community activists alike. Most significantly, New Village books go beyond abstract policy and polemics to present the human motivations and nitty-gritty challenges for making a certain part of the world a better place to live.

Lynne Elizabeth is founding director of New Village Press, a nonprofit independent publisher of books on community-based arts, ecology, participatory planning, creative conflict resolution, and social justice. She is a past president of Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and initiator of numerous ADPSR programs over 35 years, including conferences, exhibitions, journals, and a public center for the study of sustainable community development. Lynne is a founding, 20-year committee member of the Berkeley Prize, an international essay competition for undergraduate architecture students on the social art of architecture. 

Lynne is the first community member of Imagining America, a national consortium of publicly-engaged scholars, artists, designers, and activists working for democratic policies in higher education and civic life. She serves on the editorial board of Imagining America’s peer-reviewed journal—Public. Lynne is creative coeditor of collected works Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space, What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs, Works of Heart: Building Village through the Arts, and Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods.  

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