Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

There is increasing global demand for more local involvement in the planning of the environment. This is the only way that communities will get the surroundings they want and make the transition towards a sustainable future. This series of short, accessibly priced, practical books have been written by the world’s leading planning professionals to provide tools to support community planning wherever it occurs. Each book is a stand-alone, but together they create a compelling resource for planning professionals, community groups, activists, planning students and anyone looking to facilitate engagement in a community context.

  • Rich Pictures

    Encouraging Resilient Communities, 1st Edition

    By Simon Bell, Tessa Berg, Stephen Morse

    Rich Pictures focuses on the value of developing visual narratives – Rich Pictures – as an important component and starting point for community participation. A key device for the community to share ideas and perspectives on current and potential future situations, Rich Pictures provide a shared…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Growing Livelihoods

    Local Food Systems and Community Development, 1st Edition

    By Rhonda Phillips, Chris Wharton

    Community planning is starting to include a broader food systems focus, spanning topics such as nutrition and health outcomes, sustainable farming practices, economic and social implications of local food production, distribution, and consumption. Together, these issues are a driving force for the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Low Impact Living

    A Field Guide to Ecological, Affordable Community Building, 1st Edition

    By Paul Chatterton

    This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group…

    Paperback – 2014-08-21
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • The Spacemaker's Guide to Big Change

    Design and Improvisation in Development Practice, 1st Edition

    By Nabeel Hamdi

    This book gives definition to participatory practice as a necessary form of activism in development planning for cities.  It gives guidance on how practice can make space for big and lasting change and for new opportunities to be discovered. It points to ways of building synergy and negotiating our…

    Paperback – 2014-05-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mallika Bose, Paula Horrigan, Cheryl Doble, Sigmund C. Shipp

    Winner of the EDRA 2015 Book Award! Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building and empowerment while combining learning with…

    Paperback – 2014-04-17
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • 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

  • Sustainable Communities

    Creating a Durable Local Economy, 1st Edition

    By Rhonda Phillips, Bruce Seifer, Ed Antczak

    With a foreword written by Senator Bernie Sanders What is a durable economy? It is one that not only survives but thrives. How is it created, and what does it take to sustain over time? Sustainable Communities provides insight and answers to these questions. Citing Burlington, Vermont's remarkable…

    Paperback – 2013-08-09
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • The Placemaker's Guide to Building Community

    1st Edition

    By Nabeel Hamdi

    From the author of Small Change comes this engaging guide to placemaking, packed with practical skills and tools that architects, planners, urban designers and other built environment specialists need in order to engage effectively with development work in any context. Drawing on four decades of…

    Paperback – 2010-04-23
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Creative Community Planning

    Transformative Engagement Methods for Working at the Edge, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Sarkissian, Dianna Hurford, Christine Wenman

    Creative Community Planning provides clear access to emerging innovations in artistic, narrative, embodied and technological methods. Reflecting on the wide continuum of participatory practice, the authors explore the frontiers of community engagement within a fresh sustainability framework.…

    Paperback – 2010-02-24
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    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • SpeakOut

    The Step-by-Step Guide to SpeakOuts and Community Workshops, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Sarkissian, Wiwik Bunjamin-Mau

    Finding specific advice on inclusive processes for engaging a community in a planning or design process can be a daunting undertaking. The latest offering in the Tools for Community Planning Series is the product of nearly two decades of successful practice by internationally acclaimed community…

    Paperback – 2009-04-30
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • Kitchen Table Sustainability

    Practical Recipes for Community Engagement with Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Sarkissian, with Nancy Hofer, Yollana Shore, Steph Vajda, Cathy Wilkinson

    Kitchen Table Sustainability offers a unique view of sustainability through the lens of community engagement. It takes sustainability out of the ivory towers of universities, government departments and planners to the kitchen tables of the world. This practical guide distils decades of wisdom from…

    Paperback – 2008-11-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning

  • The Community Planning Event Manual

    How to use Collaborative Planning and Urban Design Events to Improve your Environment, 1st Edition

    By Nick Wates, John Thompson

    Want to improve your village? Your town? Your city? A community planning event may be just what you have been waiting for. All over the world people are organizing dynamic collaborative events to improve their surroundings. For a few intensive days, everyone concerned gets an opportunity to have…

    Paperback – 2008-08-01
    Routledge
    Earthscan Tools for Community Planning