The Massive Small Compendium provides the ideas, tools and tactics that practically demonstrate and simply communicate different ways of enabling bottom-up response through top-down action.
Its audience is:
- Active citizens and community groups looking for inspiration
- Civic leaders and urban managers looking for motivation
- Urban professionals and academics looking for new horizons
It does this through:
Showing relevant small change projects worldwide
Showing open adaptive urban systems at work
Showing how we can learn from others
Showing simple rules for delivering urban change
Providing a catalogue of supporting downloads
A sample of our PROJECTS:
- ‘The Invisible Chassis: An instructional manual for building urban neighbourhoods’ by Kelvin Campbell with support of Kickstarter community (Available in March 2017)
- ‘The Radical Incrementalist: How to build urban society in 12 lessons’ by Kelvin Campbell and Rob Cowan with support of Kickstarter community – Author and publisher (available on Amazon)
- ‘Massive Small: The Operating System for Smart Urbanism’ by Kelvin Campbell – Author and publisher (available on Amazon)
- ‘Re:Urbanism, A challenge to the Urban Summit’ by Kelvin Campbell and Rob Cowan: Author and publisher (available on request)
- ‘By Design: Urban Design in the Planning System’. UK Government urban policy guide by Kelvin Campbell and Rob Cowan. Published by CABE
- New Statesman/ City Metric thinkpieces:
- ‘Only bottom up development can end the housing crisis and regenerate our cities
- ‘The Artful Bodger and the Bloated Behemoth: How Boris Johnson fuelled London’s housing crisis’
- ‘To fix London’s housing market, Sadiq Khan needs to stop listening to the big developers’
- ‘How to make Massive Small change in an increasingly complex, informal and local world’, Royal Commission 1851 Research Fellowship with University College London
- ‘The Popular Home Initiative’, a practical research project with five London boroughs showing how we can move back to a more distributed housing system.
- LinkedIn Pulse blogs:
- Making Massive Small change to build a better urban society
- Why do top-down and bottom-up need each other?
- The Massive SMALL Project: Build a better urban society
- Be a Radical Incrementalist: How to build a better urban society in 12 easy lessons
- UrbanISM (Integrated Spatial Modellling) – developing simple tools to build collaboration and understanding between governments and people.
- The Berlin Townhouse Project Review – a case study showing how the Berlin mayor is forming new neighbourhoods with high levels of bottom-up community action
- Smart Urbanism LinkedIn group: Curating our online platform of 22,000 members