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Social Town Planning Edited by Clara H. Greed

Social Town Planning
by Edited by Clara H. Greed

This book introduces the concept of 'social town planning' to intergrate planning policy and practices with the cultural and social issues of the people they are planning for.
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Social Town Planning Summary


Many issues such as access for the disabled, childcare facilities, environmental matters, and ethnic minority issues are excluded from town planning considerations by planning authorities. This book introduces the concept of 'social town planning' to integrate planning policy and practices with the cultural and social issues of the people they are planning for. Part 1 provides background on the development of a social dimension to the predominantly physical, land use based, British town planning system. Part 2 investigates a representative selection of minority planning topics, in respect of gender, race, age and disability, cross-linked to the implications for mainstream policy areas such as housing, rural planning and transport. Part 3 discusses the likely influence of a range of global and European policy initiatives and organisations in changing the agenda of British town planning. Planning for healthy cities, sustainability, social cohesion, and equity are discussed. Part 4 looks at 'the problem' from a cultural perspective, arguing that a great weakness in the British system, resulting in ugly and impractical urban design, has been the lack of concern among planners with social activities and cultural diversity. Alternative, more culturally inclusive approaches to planning are presented which might transcend the social/spatial dichotomy, such as urban time planning. Concluding that the process of planning must change, the authors ague that the culture and composition of the planning profession must particularly change to be more representative and reflective of the people they are 'planning for', in terms of gender, race and minority composition.

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Sku
GOR001671573
Title
Social Town Planning
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0415172411
ISBN 13
9780415172417
Prizes
N/A
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