Neighbourhood: Designing a Livable Community

Category: Book
By (author): Friedman, Avi
Subject:  ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
  ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Vehicule Press
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in
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From The Publisher*In Neighbourhood: Designing a Liveable Community renowned architect, professor and urban planner Avi Friedman describes the planning of a neighborhood in Middlesex Centre, a rural municipality in southern Ontario. Friedman explores the points where design--both good and bad--effects our homes and community life. In his quest to build a new kind of neighbourhood, Friedman describes the architectural and community touchstones, both local and global, that have informed his work over the years.

Worrisome signs--climate change, depletion of natural resources, unrelenting urban sprawl, the tyranny of the automobile, the decline of face-to-face human contact--have motivated us to rethink home and community design. in the view of Avi Friedman, these issues that have brought us to a perfect storm of challenges and force us to question fundamental practices.