A brief historical review of community technical aid and community architecture

Tim Sharpe, J. Milner

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How can architects best increase their engagement with building users and wider society to provide better architecture? Since the mid 1990s government policy has promoted the idea of greater social participation in the production and management of the built environment but there has been limited direction to the practising architect. Reviewing international cases and past experiences to analyze what lessons have been learnt, this book argues for participation within other related disciplines, and makes a set of recommendations for architectural practices and other key actors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture, Participation and Society
EditorsPaul Jenkins, Leslie Forsyth
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780415547246, 9780415547239
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009


  • architecture
  • society
  • community architecture

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