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Author Brower, Sidney N

Title Neighbors and neighborhoods : elements of successful community design / Sidney Brower

Publ Info Chicago, Ill. : APA Planners Press, [2011]
 RWU Arch  ARCH HT151 .B7594 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxxi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Citizens planning series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Social science research. What is community? -- Development histories. Homogeneity -- Community organizations -- Suitable physical settings -- Ongoing traditions and the historical past -- Community design. The appearance of community -- Community-generating neighborhoods -- Policy, management, and process
Note "How does the design of a neighborhood affect its residents? In this engaging book, Sidney Brower shows how a neighborhood's design lays the groundwork for the social relationships that make it a community. Blending social science with personal interviews, Brower shares the lessons of planned communities from historic Riverside, Illinois, to archetypal Levittown, New York, and Disney's Celebration, Florida. Neighbors and Neighborhoods is an eye-opener for all who have wondered what makes our local neighborhoods tick. It demystifies the way planners, architects, developers, organizers, and citizens come together in crafting a community's physical elements, policies, programs, and processes. Readers will come away with new understandings of their roles in creating the communities they want."--Publisher's website
LC subject Neighborhoods
Sociology, Urban
Neighborhood planning
Planned communities -- United States
ISBN 9781611900019