Architecture Professor Mark Childs's book, "Urban Composition: Developing Community through Design" (Princeton Architecture Press) is featured prominently in Metropolismag.com, a publication on architecture and design.

In the blog, "Cities should be like....." Peter Chomko addresses a "critical juncture" in the planning profession. He gives "three cheers" for Mark Childs' book, noting the "accessibility of Childs's writing" and stating that the book "could shape the ideas of urban design's interested consumers as much as it could the producers. Chomko notes that the book was likely written for architecture students and professionals, but "could be enjoyed just as easily by the interested layman."

Chomko writes that "Childs presents not only an introduction to the practice of conscientious urban design, but also advances an optimistic, collectivist vision of civil composition's contribution to the commonwealth."

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