8 Sept - Massive Small Symposium Urban Development from the Ground Up A full-day event for anyone interested in the development of towns and cities. It features a series of classes and focused 15-minute talks by some of the very best urban practitioners sharing the greatest lessons they have...
Rob Hopkins reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem — the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of...
Human growth has strained the Earth’s resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine “planetary boundaries” that can guide us in protecting our planet’s many overlapping ecosystems.
Pattern Theory: Introduction and Perspectives on the Tracks of Christopher Alexander (pattern research series) (Volume 1)
This book “Pattern Theory” summarizes the work of an important contemporary thinker, the architect and systems theorist Christopher Alexander, an emeritus professor at the University of Berkeley, California. In 1979 one of his books, “A Pattern Language”, an 1100-page-essay on architecture and human life, became a non-fiction best seller...
The Spacemaker’s Guide to Big Change: Design and Improvisation in Development Practice (Earthscan Tools for Community Planning)
This book gives definition to participatory practice as a necessary form of activism in development planning for cities. It gives guidance on how practice can make space for big and lasting change and for new opportunities to be discovered. It points to ways of building synergy and negotiating our...
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Kelvin Campbell Chair Andrew Campbell Executive Director Lauren Hermanus Strategic Director The Massive Small Collective is a global community of changemakers, bound together by the Massive Small principles. We are dedicated to growing the collective and promoting the dissemination of the Massive Small method. The Collective is administered by...
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