Planning for Diversity
Policy and Planning in a World of Difference
By Dory Reeves
Routledge – 2005 – 288 pages
Series: RTPI Library Series
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.
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
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.