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Neighbors & Neighborhoods

Elements of Successful Community Design

By Sidney Brower

How does design turn neighborhoods into communities? Find out what makes neighborhoods tick and how we can create the communities we want.

Published by APA Planners Press, 2013

Format: MOBI

ISBN: 978-1-61190-132-0

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Originally published in 2011 — e-book version released in 2013.

How does the design of a neighborhood affect the people who live there? In this thoughtful, engaging book, Sidney Brower explains how a neighborhood's design lays the groundwork for the social relationships that make it a community.

Blending social science with personal interviews, Brower shares the lessons of planned communities from historic Riverside, Illinois, to archetypal Levittown, New York, and Disney's Celebration, Florida. Through these inspirational stories, readers will discover the characteristics of neighborhoods that promote the attitudes and behaviors of a healthy community.

Part of the Citizens Planning Series at APA Planners Press, Neighbors & Neighborhoods is an eye-opener for everyone who's wondered what makes their local neighborhoods tick.

Click here to read an excerpt from Neighbors & Neighborhoods.

Meet the Author

Sidney BrowerSidney Brower is a professor of urban studies and planning at the University of Maryland. He previously worked as an architect in Cape Town, South Africa, and as a planner for the City of Baltimore before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland. He has been a visiting scholar to Peking University, in Beijing, China, visiting faculty member at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a guest lecturer at the State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Neighbors & Neighborhoods: Element of a Successful Community Design (Review), November 20, 2011

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