BOOK REVIEW | Compendium for the Civic Economy


Compendium for the Civic Economy is 25 case studies that show that small and big ideas can change the community and spread wider than we imagine. The book presents each case studies in 6 pages with summary, story, impact, key lessons and conclusion. This format allows the reader to quickly grasp the details and basic understanding of the idea, process and outcome.




The case studies are from across the world and are a blend of web 2.0 with civic purpose. The case studies include theatre, bike recycling shop, revitalisation of market place, reuse of unused church, community developed energy, business incubator, waste to energy plant, edible landscapes, integrated construction practice, self-commissioned neighbourhood and many other great case studies. The book gives us information in an easy to read form that inspires to see how we could change our own communities.



Compendium for the Civic Economy is a well published book that brings together the information about 25 case studies published by Trancity*valiz and produced by 00:/ in partnership with Nesta and Design Council. A great book that gives great information about tried and true case-studies for landscape architects and urban designers who work with communities and governments.

Compendium for the Civic Economy: What our Cities, Towns and Neighborhoods Can Learn from 25 Trailblazers is available through Amazon for USD22.00

Compendium for the Civic Economy: What our Cities, Towns and Neighborhoods Can Learn from 25 Trailblazers
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Valiz/Trancity; 2 Revised edition (April 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9078088001
ISBN-13: 978-9078088004
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches

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