Democracy in Community Planning: The Case of Farinaville


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Democracy in Community Planning: The Case of Farinaville
The proposal for the construction of tennis courts in
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
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
Community planning is “the opening of city planning to citizen participation on a...
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