By: Clare Cumberlidge, Lucy Musgrave
For many years planning was something done in the name of progress by distant committees. In the past decade, however, heavy-handed ideology has given way to a new generation of planners from diverse backgrounds architecture, landscape, even art and performance who seek fresh, creative ways of working with communities to build modern and sustainable societies that reflect the needs and dreams of their inhabitants. This book presents and explains, for the first time, the rise and success of this new global sensibility.
With important lessons and invaluable ideas for architects, planners and landscape designers around the world, this book set to be the volume that establishes the agenda for going forward is just as essential for anyone interested in the future of our countryside and cities.