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.
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Nick Wates is a writer, researcher, publisher and project consultant specialising in community involvement in planning and design. He is also director of Nick Wates Associates Limited, Community Planning Specialists.Review:
"...indispensable to all concerned with the disastrous state of our built environment. A pioneering and definitive work...." - Vivian Linacre, Environment Now, April 1988.
"...written with such tenacity of purpose that arguments for and against seem as irrelevant as King Canute attempting to push back the waves." - Jim Antoniou, Building Design, 29 January 1988.
"...absolutely essential reading.... The book succeeds in demonstrating the many things which can be achieved by, and through, the changed relationship between designer and client which is at the heart of successful progress." - Jeff Bishop, Bulletin of Environmental Education, November 1987.
"...an antidote to apathy... that can have the dangerous effect of not just making you sit back and ponder on the ills of the world, but of stimulating you enough to want to get stuck in to try and tackle them." - Kelvin McDonald, Planning, 27 November 1987.
"...an invaluable experience for community workers and architects dealing with urbanisation in Taiwan.... The best reference work available." - Ruimao Huang, Lecturer at Tankang University, China Times, 18 November 1993.
"...a Bible to (Prince) Charles." - Anthony Holden, Charles: A Biography, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1988
Nominated as the best book of 1987 by Frank McDonald, Irish Sunday Tribune, and one of the ten best books of 1993 by the China Times.
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