This book is a useful resource for permaculturists who work at the community level: architects, planners or other professionals who want to involve the general public in their decisions, or members of the public themselves. It’s a practical guide to methods of getting ordinary people involved in decision making.
|Author||Nick Wates and Jeremy Brook|
|Short title||The Community Planning Handbook|
|Long title||The Community Planning Handbook - How People Can Shape Their Cities, Towns and Villages in Any Part of the World|
- The book is a masterpiece of design. Review by Patrick Whitefield, author of the Earth Care Manual, review in Permaculture magazine
The book is a masterpiece of design. There is very little continuous prose and the information is expressed in bulleted points, pictures, captions and diagrams, with cross references from one part of the book to another. I found it very easy to use, and became fascinated by a subject which I could easily find tedious and repetitive. If the book has a fault it's that it is a bit brief at times. The amount of information given on some methods might not be enough to give an accurate picture. (Posted on 09/07/2010)