The typical American neighborhood is impersonal, made up of large houses on large lots, with large garages whose remote openers provide residents instant access inside. Therers"s never any need to see or be seen! The good news is that a growing number of homeowners are saying they want more. Pocket neighborhoodsare alternative living arrangements that provide shelter and security, convenience, comfort, and meaning. In a typical pocket neighborhood, parking is intentionally separated from houses, which surround a landscaped common area. Homeowners walk to their doors, past the neighbors they might otherwise never know. This book by architect and author Ross Chapin describes existing pocket neighborhoods and co-housing communities - and provides inspiration for creating new ones.