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In this week's episode, John catches up with Ross Chapin, Architect, community advocate, and author of the class best-selling book Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World.

Show Notes

Show Notes:

When one steps into a pocket neighborhood it seems familiar and feels comfortable. Perhaps this is because humans have been creating intentional habitats such as these for tens of thousands of years. They are inherently sociable, cohesive, and livable communities.

Ross Chapin literally wrote the book on these development patterns and their modern interpretations - Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World.

Additional Helpful Links:

Active Towns landing page for this episode - for access to more photos and videos

Pocket Neighborhoods website

Active Towns - Pocket Neighborhoods Video

Ross Chapin Architects website

Missing Middle Housing

CNU – Congress for the New Urbanism

Show Credits:

Audio Production by Active Towns

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity.

Creative Commons License: Attributions Non-Commercial No Derivatives 2021

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Conversations about Creating a Culture of Activity: Profiling the people, places, programs, and policies that help to promote a culture of activity within our communities.