Follow-up recommendations from Ross Chapin’s June 5 conversation with John and Peter “Making Space for Community.”
Recommendations from John, Peter and Ross
Great tools at pocket-neighborhoods.net/resources
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/