Welcome to the Source for 
all things Pocket Neighborhood!


Here you’ll find information about small-scale neighborhoods that make a big difference in the quality and health of our lives. You’ll get an overview of key ideas about pocket neighborhoods, look at case studies and site plans, learn about innovative zoning codes, read blog entries from Ross Chapin and others in the field, follow the latest media offerings, research archives,
download media materials,  discover tools to improve community dynamics and decision-making, and link to related publications, organizations and online resources.

Pocket Neighborhoods grew out of the work of Ross Chapin and his colleagues, but the idea is beyond any one person or style. It is pattern of housing that fosters a strong sense of community among nearby neighbors, while preserving their need for privacy. Examples can be found across the spectrum, from small towns, to suburbs to urban areas.

What is a Pocket Neighborhood?   

 
Ross's paper to the Smart Growth Network
"National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities"
Building Blocks for Resilient Communities
AARP Bulletin
Sharing Common Ground

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USA Today
“Cozy Pocket Neighborhoods Have Sprawl on the Move"
New Urban Network
“Good Developments Come in Small Packages"

 

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