Democracy in Community Planning: The Case of Farinaville The proposal for the construction of tennis courts in Farinaville is an excellent example of some tensions between approaches to urban planning as well as bureaucratic obstacles to the implementation of different approaches. Community planner Rachael Robotnyk was caught between her moral and official responsibilities in the community planning branch of the central planning office of her city. This essay argues that community planning is valuable as a democratic approach to planning but is hampered by the power relations inherent in bureaucratic organizations, as we see in the example of Farinaville . Community planning is “the opening of city planning to citizen participation on a...The end:
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