A book to inspire your community

Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way (University of Washington Press) describes Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods and its bold experiments in bottom-up planning and development. Each chapter highlights an innovative program:

Neighbor Power not only gives hope that participatory democracy is possible, but it offers practical applications and invaluable lessons for neighbors who want to make a difference. It also provides government officials with inspiring stories and proven programs to help them embrace neighborhood activists as true partners.