Planning for Diversity

Policy and Planning in a World of Difference

By Dory Reeves

© 2005 – Routledge

288 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The practical importance of diversity and equality for spatial planning and sustainable development is still not widely understood. Using international examples, this book shows planners and educationalists the benefits of building in a consideration of diversity and equality at each stage and level of planning.

Despite being one of the most diverse and gender balanced of the built environment professions, complacency has been widespread in planning. This book shows why a diverse profession is important and drawing on a wide range of good practice, shows how those involved in planning can develop their sensitivity to and expertise in diversity and equality.

Table of Contents

1. Sustainable Development: Diversity, Space and Place. 2. Developments in and models of Planning - a critique 3. Responses to Equality and diversity; the role of mainstreaming 4. Plan Making 5. Public Participation 6. The Diverse Profession 7. Learning to be a Culturally Inclusive Planner 8.Agenda for Change

About the Author

Dory Reeves is an independent adviser on planning for equality and diversity. Her work involves facilitating, creative problem solving, writing and teaching. In 2000-2003 she was Maude Clarke Visiting Professor at Queens University Belfast and chaired the steering group that produced the RTPI Gender Audit Toolkit.

About the Series

RTPI Library Series

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute [], this series of leading edge texts is intended for academics, educators, students and practitioners in planning and related fields. Written by globally renowned authors the series looks at all aspects of spatial planning theory and practice from a comparative and international perspective.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography