Re-shaping planning with Culture

Re-shaping planning with Culture

by Greg Young
     
 

Planning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, 'culture' is nowadays seen as the world's key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity to re-position… See more details below

Overview

Planning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, 'culture' is nowadays seen as the world's key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity to re-position planning and proposes an original, practical and robust system of 'culturisation'. Culturisation is defined as the ethical, critical and reflexive integration of culture into planning and potentially other areas such as public administration, corporate strategy and development thinking. Cultural theory, planning theory, global governance policy and recent, innovative culturised practices are all explored to this end. The new theoretical and practical approach put forward shows how deeper, richer and more relevant ideas about culture can be utilised in planning and is illustrated with international examples and two major case studies detailing new vistas for a refurbished planning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754670773
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Maps

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations

1 Introduction 1

2 A Cultural Era 13

3 Culture and Planning - A New Positionality 29

4 Engaging Planning Theory 43

5 Framing a Culturised Planning System and its Principles 57

6 Designing Planning Literacies 79

7 The Culturised System's Research Method 91

8 Illustrating the Culturised System 101

9 Urban and Regional Planning, Sydney, NSW 125

10 Strategic Planning for Protected Areas, Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania 163

11 A Culturised Future 187

References 199

Index 211

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