This book shows you how to combine the best design principles of the past with the technological advances of the present to achieve a more satisfying community environment.
Anton Nelessen advocates design by democracy: involving citizens and public officals in planning and designing their own communities. He describes techniques
1. The Process 2. Definitions and Program Characteristics Step I and II: Understanding The Biography of The Past-- Analyzing the Problems 3. A Biography of The Past 4. Analyzing the Past to Better Plan and Design The Future Step III: Creating a Common Vision 5. Visions for The New American Dream: Design by Democracy Step IV: Analysis and Application of The Potentials 6. Potentials for Positive Development or Redevelopment Step V: Designing a Small Community Using The Ten Design Principles 7. Designing a Small Community Using The Ten Design Principles Step VI: Writing and Illustrating Codes 8. Revising Your Ordinance Step VII: The Submission and Approval Process 9. Approval Process and Submission 10. An Optimistic Future