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First published in 1987, this title was one of the first to explore the emerging popular movement of Community Architecture, championed by Prince Charles, which gained momentum throughout Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. The conceptual framework rests fundamentally on the principle that the built environment is most effective when those who live in a particular area are actively engaged with its creation and daily administration. A work that has influenced policy makers and planning legislation, Community Architecture remains one of the key reference works for student architects and planners.
Table of Contents
List of Plates; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Lord Scarman; Authors’ Preface; 1. Rebuilding Community: Introducing Community Architecture 2. The Breakthrough: A History of Community Architecture 3. Cities That Destroy Themselves: The Bankruptcy of Conventional Architecture 4. The Pioneers: The Community Architecture Approach Explained 5. Why Community Architecture Works: The Natural Laws Governing the Relationships between Human Beings and the Built Environment 6. Making It Happen: The New Organizational Frameworks, Techniques and Roles 7. The Way Forward: What Needs to be Done Next; Appendices: 1. Services provided by community technical aid centres 2. Workload of a community technical aid centre 3. Concise history of the community architecture movement 4. Directory of information sources 5. Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index