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  • Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul R. Lachapelle, Don E. Albrecht

    The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing…

    Paperback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Using Collective Impact to Bring Community Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Liz Weaver

    Collective Impact as a tool to bring about community change has seen remarkable growth in usage since 2011. Collective Impact has been used successfully with a variety of local issues and has raised the consciousness of how community groups interact as well as the approaches that can lead to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

  • Characterising Neighbourhoods

    Exploring Local Assets of Community Significance, 1st Edition

    By Richard Guise, James Webb

    It is increasingly important to define what constitutes the unique character of our neighbourhoods, in order to identify what we value and should protect, to pinpoint areas for improvement and places which could be enhanced through sensitive change. But how do we define ‘character’ or a ‘sense of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • Creating Healthy Neighborhoods

    Evidence-Based Planning and Design Strategies, 1st Edition

    By Ann Forsyth, Emily Salomon, Laura Smead

    Good housing. Easy transit. Food access. Green spaces. Gathering places. Everybody wants to live in a healthy neighborhood. Bridging the gap between research and practice, it maps out ways for cities and towns to help their residents thrive in placed designed for living well, approaching health…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Community Development

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Rhonda Phillips, Robert Pittman

    Beginning with the foundations of community development, An Introduction to Community Development offers a comprehensive and practical approach to planning for communities. Road-tested in the authors’ own teaching, and through the training they provide for practicing planners, it enables students…

    Paperback – 2014-11-24
    Routledge

  • The Community Planning Handbook

    How People Can Shape Their Cities, Towns and Villages in Any Part of the World, 2nd Edition

    By Nick Wates

    Growing numbers of residents are getting involved with professionals in shaping their local environment, and there is now a powerful menu of tools available, from design workshops to electronic maps. The Community Planning Handbook is the essential starting point for all those involved: planners…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Making Community Design Work

    A Guide For Planners, 1st Edition

    By Umut Toker

    Since the earliest settlements, people have deliberated the issues that affect their future together. Making Community Design Work shows how planners can guide the process toward effective decision making and beneficial community design. This well-crafted book distills decades of community design…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
    Routledge

  • Neighbors and Neighborhoods

    Elements of Successful Community Design, 1st Edition

    By Sidney Brower

    How does the design of a neighborhood affect the people who live there? In this thoughtful, engaging book, the author explains how a neighborhood’s design lays the groundwork for the social relationships that make it a community. Blending social science with personal interviews, …

    Paperback – 2012-01-20
    Routledge

  • The Planners Guide to CommunityViz

    The Essential Tool for a New Generation of Planning, 1st Edition

    By Doug Walker

    What does the future look like? Planners wrestle with this question daily as they strive to bring a community's vision of itself to life, in all its complexity. Here is an authoritative and accessible guide to a tool that combines 3-D visualization, data analysis and scenario building to let…

    Paperback – 2011-04-01
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Better Communities

    Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices, 1st Edition

    By Randall Arendt

    The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make…

    Hardback – 2010-04-01
    Routledge

  • Planning in Plain English

    Writing Tips for Urban and Environmental Planners, 1st Edition

    By Natalie Macris

    In this volume, the author draws from more than a decade of editing experience to explain how to craft clear, understandable, and highly readable planning documents. The author suggests ways to overcome planners' most common writing foibles: acronymns, jargon, and overuse of the passive…

    Paperback – 2002-04-01
    Routledge

  • Neighborhood Planning

    A Guide for Citizens and Planners, 1st Edition

    By Bernie Jones

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. This guide explains neighborhood planning for both citizens and professionals. It explains what information to collect, where to get it, and how to assess it; how to pinpoint key issues, set clear goals,…

    Paperback – 1990-10-01
    Routledge

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