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Review â€œAnyone whoâ€™s looking for a way to live both simply and beautifully will love Ross Chapinâ€™s notions about creating community. If youâ€™ve enjoyed the â€œNot So Big Houseâ€ series, youâ€™ll also love this book.â€ â€“ SARAH SUSANKA, author of 'The Not So Big House'Anyone who's looking for a way to live both simply and beautifully will love Ross Chapin's notions about creating community. If you've enjoyed the 'Not So Big House' series, you'll also love this book.--SARAH SUSANKA, author of 'The Not So Big House'Ross Chapin possesses a Christopher Alexander-like ability to show how all the pieces of a house and a neighborhood can fit together, composing a profoundly satisfying environment. --PHILIP LANGDON, author, 'A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb,' and editor of New Urban NewsThe phrase 'think globally, act locally' takes on new meaning in this book, which shows what is possible when residents in close proximity share a commitment to community. 'Pocket Neighborhoods' includes an extensive list of resources and organizations related to urban design and eco-friendly neighborhoods, but this is not a how-to book. It is information and inspiration, a timely discussion as regions grapple with housing density and look for ways to build a sense of community along with every new house, apartment and condo. --Jeffrey Head, LOS ANGELES TIMESThis revolutionary book will change the way North Americans view new home developments and will help home buyers realize that community is often as important as the house.--TORONTO STARAfter decades of living large -- mini-mansions in sprawling subdivisions the size of cities -- some Americans are retrenching and showing a new appreciation for small, cozy and neighborly. Architect Ross Chapin has coined a term for these new compact communities: pocket neighborhoods. His new book -- 'Pocket Neighborhoods, Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World'-- documents a surprisingly broad array of such developments across the USA, from urban neighborhoods to suburban and rural areas.--USA TODAYSuperb and sublime -- Ross Chapin has described the future of neighborhood-making with his book, 'Pocket Neighborhoods.' --CHARLES DURRETT, architect, author of 'Cohousing: A Conte Read more About the Author Ross Chapin, AIA, is the principal of Ross Chapin Architects, located on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. He has focused on â€œsensibly sizedâ€ custom residences, â€œpocket neighborhoodâ€ 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. Read more