Front cover image for Pocket neighborhoods : creating small-scale community in a large-scale world

Pocket neighborhoods : creating small-scale community in a large-scale world

Introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl - small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can have shirt-tail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate. The book describes inspiring pocket neighborhoods through stories of the people who live there, as well as the progressive planners, innovative architects, pioneering developers, craftspeople and gardeners who helped create them
Print Book, English, 2011
Taunton Press, Newtown, CT, 2011
220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
9781600851070, 160085107X
Pocket neighborhood precedents. Setting up camp ; Gardens of compassion ; Visions of garden cities ; Bungalow courts, walks, and walk streets ; Cottage court revival
Contemporary pocket neighborhoods. A new cottage court ; A neighborhood within a neighborhood ; A pocket neighborhood on a challenging site ; The neighborhood the neighbors built ; A floating neighborhood ; Lanes, woonerfs, and mental speed bumps ; Back house, front house, lane ; New urban pocket neighborhoods ; Lines of enticement ; Pocket neighborhoods within a village
Cohousing communities. Danish origins ; Cohousing in America ; Greening the neighborhood ; Saging communities
Pocket neighborhoods in existing communities. Infill in a first-ring suburb ; Urban homesteads ; Cultivating community in the garden ; Taking down the fences ; Taking back the alley ; Taking back the street