Ever since Skirmisher Publishing ran their successful City Builder Kickstarter campaign, they've been wanting to go back to all of their previous City Builder products and update them. That process has now begun, as they've gone back to Communities, the first in their City Builder line, and spruced it up to bring it in line with the way they're working on those books now.
From the announcement:
"Communities (City Builder Volume 1)" contains an introduction describing the scope of the series and the contents of other volumes, as well as sections on the characteristics of communities, buildings, physical characteristics of urban areas, and disasters. It now also includes all-new illustrations and a cover image by fantasy artist Amanda Kahl.
This publication is now in line with the standards for a new revised, updated, and expanded "Platinum Edition" of City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities for which we recently ran a highly-successful, 1,122% funded Kickstarter campaign. We are currently improving and re-illustrating this franchise incrementally and this is the first release related to that effort.
With the Platinum Edition of City Builder we have created a dramatically improved version of the original book and the individual volumes that were consolidated into it and made them more user-friendly, enjoyable to read, and visually appealing in every way. We hope you will check out the first of them!