- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 18, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405192186
- ISBN-13: 978-1405192187
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10 inches
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Planning in Divided Cities 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
Does planning in contested cities inadvertedly make the divisions worse? The 60s and 70s saw a strong role for planning and social engineering but there has since been a move towards a more decentralised ‘community planning’ approach.
Planning in Divided Cities examines urban planning and policy in the context of deeply contested space, where identity and cultural affinities are reshaping cities. Throughout the world, contentions around identity and territory abound, and in Britain, this problem has found recent expression in debates about multiculturalism and community cohesion. These issues are most visible in the urban arena, where socially polarised communities co-habit cities also marked by divided ethnic loyalties. The relationship between the two is complicated by the typical pattern that social disadvantage is disproportionately concentrated among ethnic groups, who also experience a social and cultural estrangement, based on religious or racial identity.
Navigating between social exclusion and community cohesion is essential for the urban challenges of efficient resource use, environmental enhancement, and the development of a flourishing economy.
The authors address planning in divided cities in a UK and international context, examining cities such as Chicago, hyper-segregated around race, acting as a crucible for a wider conflict.
The first section deals with concepts and theories, examining the research literature and situating the issue within the urban challenges of regeneration and inclusion. Section 2 covers collaborative planning and identifies models of planning, policy and urban governance that can operate in contested space. Section 3 presents case studies from the UK, Nicosia, Chicago and other US cities, examining both the historical/contemporary features of these cities and their potential trajectories. The final section offers conclusions and ways forward, drawing the lessons for creating shared space in a pluralist cities and addressing cohesion and multiculturalism.
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Neighbourhood Renewal & Housing Markets
Making Competitive Cities
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About the Author
Professor Frank Gaffikin (Director of Research) and Professor Mike Morrissey: both of the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast
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