A study of community planning, focussed particularly on the small community that is beginning, the country over, to awaken to the need of some information on the subject. Here is a somewhat professorial- but informed and practical- study of the backgrounds of communities, size, maturity, structure, functions, institutions. He discusses planning, a natural process according to needs. He discusses types and techniques of leadership. The second half presents specific examples-TVA for instance, and what has grown from plans for health and sanitation, electrification, library service, recreation. He indicates the contribution, still in its infancy, of the universities, of the adult extension movement, of citizen workshops, of government agencies, and of the new developments in county work in Virginia.