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Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning

ISBN: 978-0-471-35545-8
320 pages
December 1999
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The only how-to guide to community design written from the design professional's perspective.
In this groundbreaking guide to the increasingly important discipline of community design, a leading international expert draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues around the world to provide proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the design process successfully and productively. The first and only how-to guide on community design developed for design professionals, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning features:
* Fifteen case studies chronicling community design projects around the world
* Coverage of educational facilities, housing, and urban and rural environments
* Design Games-a proven, culture-neutral approach to educating participants in their design options and the consequences of their choices
* Proven techniques for fostering community participation in the design process
* Checklists, worksheets, questionnaires, and other valuable tools
Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning is an indispensable working resource for urban designers and planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also an excellent resource for students of those disciplines.
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Table of Contents

Participation Purposes.

Participation Methods.

Participation in Educational Facilities.

Participation in Housing.

Participation in Urban and Rural Environments.


Additional Readings.

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Author Information

HENRY SANOFF, AIA, is Distinguished Professor of Architecture in the School of Design at North Carolina State University. He has won numerous awards for his designs, research, and achievements as an educator, and several progressive architecture design awards. He is one of the founders of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and the recipient of a Distinguished Fulbright award to Korea. Mr. Sanoff has directed projects throughout the United States and has served as a consultant all over the world.
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"This how-to-guidebook is a great reference tool to understand principles and methods of community design." (Critic, June 2002)
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