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The Community Planning Handbook Paperback – Jun 1 2000

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Earthscan; 1 edition (June 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853836540
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853836541
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #784,335 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘Water facts and figures are essential, but to understand why we are in crisis today, it is imperative to go beyond statistical data into both the water management perspective and the analysis of community-level experience. This important study looks at a

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‘A very clear, well organized and extremely useful book for those who are or who ought to be promoting democratic participation in shaping the future of our communities. In addition to prudent principles, a well researched overview of methods and good examples of specific tools, the Scenarios section demonstrates how the various methods described can be mixed and matched to meet the unique circumstances found in any community. With its emphasis on flexibility and adaptation in the face of experience, this is a book that I will recommend to clients and colleagues alike’
J Gary Lawrence, President, Sustainable Strategies & Solutions, Inc, Seattle

‘The clear and concise copy as well as the very appealing graphic formatting make this an excellent handbook which will be useful to so many different users in so many ways’
Tony Costello, Professor of Architecture, Ball State University, USA

‘This excellent work shows an absolute understanding of the issues of consultation/participation’
Peter Richards, Deicke Richards Architects, Australia

‘This is the best practical guide to running a community planning event, and a must for community groups and councils both in the UK and abroad’
Roger Evans, Chairman, Urban Design Group

'An accessible how-to-do-it style, with tips, checklists and sample documents help readers to get started quickly, learn from others’ experience and select the approach best suited to their situation. The glossary, bibliography and contact details allow them to find further resources and information. This handbook is essential for all those involved in shaping their local environment - planners, architects, community workers, local authorities and residents - and a useful reference for students.'

‘Attractively laid out with illustrations, graphics and sample documents… [it’s] informative, accessible and worthwhile’ Housing
‘This handbook is for planners, local authorities, architects, community workers, students and local residents’
’An excellent guidebook in new planning method.’
‘valuable not only for specialists but also for any general reader interested in the most pressing global environmental problems and in the inadequacies and inequities in the means proposed to address them’

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Jason Diceman
5.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent resource for conducting citizen consultation & engagement into neighbourhood development.
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5.0 out of 5 starseasy to follow
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