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Small Change: About the Art of Practice and the Limits of Planning in Cities

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What exactly is 'small change'? Build a bus stop in an urban slum and a vibrant community sprouts and grows around it - that is the power of small changes that have huge positive effects. This book is an argument for the wisdom of the street, the ingenuity of the improvisers and the long-term, large-scale effectiveness of immediate, small-scale actions. Written by Nabeel H ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Routledge
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Andrea
A wonderful book on creating place -- it resonated so much with all I have learned in years of working and planning with community, and it is so good to see so much of it thoughtfully consolidated and codified. Especially in such different contexts. It calls to some extent on popular education figures I know like Freire and Illich, but to a much greater extent on figures from the development and planning world who I do not yet know and am looking forward to meet.

My principle critique is how this
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Michael Austin
Interesting at times. Very engineering focused, but should probably re-read!
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