Neighbourhood: Designing a Liveable Community

Avi Friedman

In Neighbourhood: Designing a Liveable Community, renowned architect, professor and urban planner Avi Friedman describes the planning of a new neighbourhood in Middlesex Centre, a rural municipality in southern Ontario. Friedman explores how good and bad design affect our homes and civic life. In his quest to build a new kind of neighbourhood, Friedman talks about personal architectural and community touchstones that have informed his work through the years.

Over the past decade or more, worrisome signs—climate change, depletion of natural resources, unrelenting urban sprawl, the tyranny of the automobile, the decline of face-to-face human contact—have motivated us to radically rethink home and community design. In Avi Friedman’s view, these issues have combined to force us to question fundamental practices and come up with better solutions.

Véhicule Press
Architecture 2018

Avi Friedman teaches architecture at McGill University and is a practicing architect. A recipient of numerous research and design prizes including the World Habitat Award and the 2014 Sustainable Buildings Lifetime Achievement Award, he is the author of eighteen books, including Innovative Houses: Concepts for Sustainable Living, A View from the Porch: Rethinking Home and Community Design (Véhicule), and A Place in Mind: Designing Cities for the 21st Century (Véhicule).
He lives in Montreal.


Other books by Avi Friedman:
A Place in Mind: The Search for Authenticity
A View From the Porch: Rethinking Home and Community Design
A Place in Mind: Designing Cities for the 21st Century, Revised Edition
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