Urban Villages and the Making of Communities

Urban Villages and the Making of Communities

Urban Villages and the Making of Communities

Urban Villages and the Making of Communities

Synopsis

Urban regeneration is currently at the forefront of the political and professional agenda worldwide. There is a growing desire to identify and deliver solutions that not only define models of sustainable and identifiable urban form, but also underpin a real sense of a vibrant community. The design philosophy of Urban Villages has gained significant weight with government policy-makers, planners, designers and developers and is becoming a popular model in achieving a successful and flexible urban renaissance.

This book documents both the roots of the Urban Village movement and its application in contemporary society. A series of essays by eminent practitioners offers particular urban perspectives. A detailed compendium of successful case-studies provides clear technical information.

Urban Villagesand the Making of Communitiesoffers a professional resource, a teaching tool and learning aid.
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