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1st Edition

The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Edited By

Greg Young

ISBN 9781409422242
Published September 30, 2013 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social formation. More broadly, an approach to planning theory and practice that is itself formed through a close engagement with culture is required. This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around the world to map the contours of the relationship between planning and culture and to present these inextricably linked concepts and issues together in one place. By examining significant trends in varying national and international contexts, the contributors scrutinise the theories and practices of both planning and culture and explore not only their interface, but significant divergences and tensions. In doing so, this collection provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of planning and culture, interdisciplinary and international in scope. It is comprised of six parts organised around the themes of global and historical contexts, key dimensions of planning and cultural theory and practice, and cultural and planning dynamics. Each section includes a final chapter that provides a case study lens which pulls the themes of the section together with reference to a significant planning issue or initiative.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: culture and planning in a grain of sand, Greg Young; Part 1 Global Contexts: Preface to Part 1, Deborah Stevenson; Global futures: reflections on culture, diversity and planning for the 21st century, Sophie Watson; A cultural history of modern urban planning, Stephen V. Ward; Culture to creativity to environment - and back again, Toby Miller; Case study window - global cities: governance cultures and urban policy in New York, Paris, Tokyo and Beijing, Peter Newman and Andy Thornley. Part 2 Planning and Its Dimensions: Preface to Part 2, Greg Young; A feminist perspective on planning cultures: tacit gendered assumptions in a taciturn profession, Clara Greed; What can planning theory be now? Storytelling and community identity in a tea party moment, James A. Throgmorton; Planning theory and practice in a global context, Vanessa Watson; Case study window - discourse, doctrine and habitus: redevelopment contestation on Sydney’s harbour-edge, Glen Searle. Part 3 Culture and Its Dimensions: Preface to Part 3, Deborah Stevenson; Culture, planning, citizenship, Deborah Stevenson; The cultural and creative industries, Justin O’Connor; Heritage in planning: using pasts in shaping futures, G.J. Ashworth; Case study window - cultural cluster, capital and cityscape: the cultural economy of Japanese creative cities, Masayuki Sasaki. Part 4 Planning Practices: Preface to Part 4, Greg Young; Cultural planning and sustainable development, Graeme Evans; Development, planning and sustainability, Edgar Pieterse; Planning and place identity, Kim Dovey; Case study window - culture in international sustainability practices and perspectives: the experience of the ’slow city movement - Cittaslow’, Tüzin Baycan and Luigi Fusco Girard. Part 5 Cultural Practices: Preface to Part 5, Deborah Stevenson; Public space and diversity: distributive, procedural and interactional justice for parks, Setha Low; Public spaces: on their production and consumption, Ronan Padd

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'This publication provides an important conceptual, theoretical and empirical contribution to culture and planning, especially as it demonstrates how culture is invoked in different ways in different circumstances.'