Housing level

Ross Chapin

Ross Chapin is a champion of the pocket neighborhoods concept. It is fabulously popular in the Northwest. Here are some videos you can view. You can check out the extensive list of projects at his website, here. There are numerous Youtube videos that you can check out here.

3rd Street Commons in Langley, WA.

McCamant & Durrett Architects – The Cohousing Company

One of the leaders in the co-housing or intentional housing movement, Katie McCamant

Co-housing as a social solution to community and improved health outcomes. This video explores co-housing’s Danish roots.

Another Co-housing or intentional housing champion is Charles Durrett who provides services for communities exploring co-housing.

Lean Development and the Incremental Development Alliance

The Incremental Development Alliance has also provided a toolkit for starting developers called ‘Developer-in-a-box: Tookit’. Click here for the download. If you are interested in small scale development opportunities, you will love the following video on Lean Development. Check out the design at the 6:15 mark of the video.

Opticos Design

Opticos addresses the need for missing middle housing. They promote diverse, affordable housing choices in sustainable , walkable places. Their claim is to be the chief architect of the Missing Middle Housing Movement.

Planning Level


DPZ was founded in 1980 by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to replace suburban sprawl with neighborhood based planning. They are co-founders of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), a non-profit organization established with the goal of transforming the built environment from ad-hoc suburban sprawl towards human scale neighborhood development.

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