Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World

Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World

by Ross Chapin, Sarah Susanka


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600851070
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 334,100
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ross Chapin, AIA, is the principal of Ross Chapin Architects, located on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. He has focused on “sensibly sized” custom residences, “pocket neighborhood” developments, and mixed-use projects since 1982. His partnerships with developers, city planners, and builders have created innovative housing and neighborhood prototypes that have received significant national attention and are shifting the way we think about our homes and communities. His projects have won numerous design awards, including the 2005, 2007, and 2009 AIA Housing awards, and have been published in Architectural Record , Builder magazine , The New York Times , Boston Globe , Fine Homebuilding , Metropolitan Home , This Old House , Sunset , and more than 25 books, including Creating the Not So Big House , Home By Design , Patterns of Home , The Good Green Home , The New Cottage Home , and Blueprint Small. Ross lectures on housing at conferences and universities throughout the country. Visit his website at www. rosschapin.com.

Table of Contents

Contemporary Pocket Neighborhoods featured in the book:

Conover Commons, Redmond, WA
Danielson Grove, Kirkland, WA
Third Street Cottages, Langley, WA
Greenwood Avenue, Shoreline, WA
Groom Lane, Seattle
Barrio Santa Rosa, Tucson, AZ
Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA
Village Homes, Davis, CA
N Street, Davis, CA
Temescal Creek, North Oakland, CA
Houseboat community, Sausalito, CA
Berkeley Cohousing, Berkeley, CA
Doyle Street, Emeryville, CA
Swan’s Market, Oakland, CA
Cheesecake Consortium, northern CA
Poplar neighborhood, Boulder, CO
Silver Sage, Boulder, CO
Portland, OR
Cambridge, MA
Island Cohousing, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Elder Cohousing, Abington, VA
Christie Walk, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Historic Precedents
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Forest Hills, NY
Sunnyside Gardens, NY
Radburn, NJ
Pine Street, Seattle
Bungalow Courts, southern CA

Foreword, by Sarah Susanka
Introduction: What Is a Pocket Neighborhood?
Part One Precedents: Historic Pocket Neighborhoods
Chapter 1 Setting Up Camp
Chapter 2 Gardens of Compassion
Chapter 3 Visions of Garden Cities
Chapter 4 The Bungalow Courts of California
Chapter 5 Cottage Living

Part Two Contemporary Pocket Neighborhoods
Chapter 6 A New Cottage Court
Chapter 7 A Neighborhood within a Neighborhood
Chapter 8 A Pocket Neighborhood on a Challenging Site
Chapter 9 The Neighborhood the Neighbors Built
Chapter 10 Floating Communities
Chapter 11 Lanes, Woonerfs, and Mental Speed Bumps
Chapter 12 Back House, Front House, Lane
Chapter 13 New Urban Pocket Neighborhoods
Chapter 14 Lines of Enticement
Chapter 15 Pocket Neighborhoods within a Village

Part Three CoHousing Communities
Chapter 16 Danish Origins
Chapter 17 CoHousing in America
Chapter 18 Greening the Neighborhood
Chapter 19 Saging Communities

Part Four Creating Pocket Neighborhoods in Existing Communities
Chapter 20 Infill in a First-Ring Suburb
Chapter 21 Urban Homesteads
Chapter 22 Taking Down the Fences
Chapter 23 Taking Back the Alley
Chapter 24 Taking Back the Street

Afterword: A Tapestry of Pocket Neighborhoods

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