Advance Praise for
is a great read while you’re stuck in traffic. It’s full of practical ideas formoving from commuting to community. Whether you live in the city or in the ‘burbs,it will help you connect with nature, with neighbors, and with yourself.— J
, Founding Director, Seattle Department of NeighborhoodsChiras and Wann have not only visualized ways to create a higher quality of life,they provide real life examples of people who are doing it. I highly recommend this bookas a model for action. Do it for yourselves; but most of all, do it for your children.—J
, Executive Director, Local Government Commission This is a book about connections: connecting with our neighbors, connecting ourcommunities and the ecosystem, and connecting our everyday lives to our search forquality. Dan Chiras and Dave Wann show us that these connections aren’t availableonly to those who live in new developments designed on the principles of new urbanism,smart communities or sustainability. With some thought and effort, we can establishthese connections in our existing neighborhoods. Under the Chiras-Wann blueprint,sustainability in suburban America can grow from the exception to the rule.— W
, founder of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development.