Sarah Susanka, architect and author of the Not So Big series of books that began with The Not So Big House, had two key messages for this audience of planners, urbanists, architects - and me (as none of the above) - at the CNU 21 this morning:

1. How do we make these ideas simple enough for people who aren't trained in this - that is architecture, planning or urban design - to understand and recognise that this is what they want; that this is the way to connect to their values.

2. What do I know (as a practitioner) and how do I bring that out into the mainstream?

Susanka, argues that everyone is searching for a sense of home. Emerging from architecture school, she tapped into that need - and

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AuthorAmanda Falconer