Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society (Google eBook)

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Michael A. Burayidi
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Political Science - 264 pages
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Illuminating the importance of culture in community planning, this book reveals why previous planning practices have failed and suggests that improvements can be made by taking into consideration the diverse needs of a multicultural society. For community planning to be effective, planners must first recognize and acknowledge that community culture influences how people live in, use, and organize space. They must then base their designs on the respective community culture and avoid the trap of planning based on their own values and cultural background. Thus urban planning must take on a futuristic, multi-dimensional vision for the 21st century.

The contributions in this book address these issues and suggest ways in which the planner can incorporate the cultural differences and avoid conflict. The book examines the inadequacy of current theoretical and philosophical paradigms in planning in a multicultural society, how planners can increase planning's effectiveness with ethnic and cultural communities, and how we might reshape institutions to better address the needs of a diverse, global, and multicultural society. This book will be of interest to both academic and professional audiences in multicultural studies and urban planning.

  

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Contents

Urban Planning as a Multicultural Canon
1
I
14
Demographic Shifts and the Challenge for Planners Insights from a Practitioner
15
Tracking the Planning Profession From Monistic Planning to Holistic Planning for a Multicultural Society
37
Neither Embedded Nor Embodied Critical Pragmatism and Identity Politics
53
The Paradox of Planning in a Multicultural Liberal Society A Pragmatic Reconciliation
67
Objectives and Values Planning for Multicultural Groups Rather than Multiple Constituencies
83
II
100
Multicultural Planning in Deed Lessons from the Mediation Practice of Shirley Solomon and Larry Sherman
147
Planning for an Ethnic Minority The Bedouin Arabs of Israel
169
III
192
The Higher Duty of Local Planning Commissions in a Multicultural Society
193
Some Thoughts on Incorporating Multiculturalism in Urban Design Education
207
Federal Urban Programs as Multicultural Planning The Empowerment Zone Approach
225
Measuring the Stability of MultiRacial Multicultural Neighborhoods
235
Index
257

Appreciative Planning An Approach to Planning with Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Groups
101
Culture MattersBut It Shouldnt Matter Too Much
115
Multiculturalism in Rural America
137
About the Contributors
261
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MICHAEL A. BURAYIDI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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