This follow-up volume A Guide to Planning for Community Character addresses actual designs in the three general classes of communities set forth in Kendig's framework-urban, sub-urban, and rural. The practical approaches of this volume are intended to allow designers to succeed in designing communities "with the character that citizens actually want." Kendig also provides a guide for incorporating community character into the comprehensive plan for a community. In addition, this book shows how to use community character in planning and zoning as a way of making communities more sustainable. All examples in the volume are designed to meet real-world challenges. They show how to design a community so that the desired character is actually achieved in the built result. The book also provides useful tools for analyzing or measuring relevant design features.
Lane H. Kendig is the founder and former president of Kendig Keast Collaborative, a planning consulting firm. He is the author of Performance Zoning and Community Character, as well as many articles on planning. Bret C. Keast is president and owner of Kendig Keast Collaborative.