A planned community is a complex, colorful and creative endeavor. Establishing a more efficient and cost effective design process is crucial to ensuring the success of your community. Better community design can change the public perceptions of growth and make it easier to obtain approvals and implement good design. Building Community shows you how to obtain approvals for your communities and how the design of your communities impacts the value of what you build. You will learn how to design a community that is sensitive to the environment, respects the neighbors, is financially successful, and has the elements necessary to last generations. Building Community walks you through the key elements that are necessary for making your community a place people want to live, gather and play.