From the Conversation on "Making Space for Community" with Ross Chapin - June 5, 2013

Reading and Websites Recommended

Follow-up recommendations from Ross Chapin’s June 5 conversation with John and Peter “Making Space for Community.”

Recommendations from John, Peter and Ross

http://rosschapin.com

http://www.pocket-neighborhoods.net/

Great tools at pocket-neighborhoods.net/resources

www.sacredplaces.org

www.nextdoor.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvkF2r1V_mo

Ross Chapin video interview by Craig Weiner.

Robert J. Sampson. Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).

For overviews of Robert J. Sampson's work, see "The Neighbor Effect" at http://www.abundantcommunity.com/home/stories/parms/1/story/20130131_the_neighborhood_effect.html and “Lessons in Community from Chicago’s South Side” at http://www.abundantcommunity.com/home/stories/parms/1/story/20130107_lessons_in_community_from_chicagos_south_side.html

Christopher Alexander, Sara Insikawa, and Murray Silverstein. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977).

Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Satkissian. Housing As If People Mattered (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988.

Recommendations from our listeners

The Pomegranate Center is in Issaquah, WA. Its approach to community-building combines effective community planning with broad public participation, hands-on learning and leadership development. See http://www.pomegranatecenter.org/

Ross puts out a beautiful image of neighborhood "The Garden Party" at http://www.pocket-neighborhoods.net/blog/the-garden-party/