Community design has grown in importance in the public policy agenda over the past decade. This book focuses on the author's experience and work in Minnesota where a design team of architects, planners, and economic and community development practitioners provided planning and design assistance to local communities. The book explores the advantages of a systems approach to community design and uses the work of the Minnesota team to consider the issues involved in the implementation of successful community design.
Part I: The Need for Community Design
- Chapter 1: The Third Wave: A Changing American Landscape
- Chapter 2: Community: A Wave or a Particle?
- Chapter 3: Is There a Place for Places in Community?
Part II: Methods of Community Design