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The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning and Culture

Edited by Greg Young and Deborah Stevenson. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, 2013, 438 pages, ISBN 978-1-4094-2224-2

It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms, and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social formation. More broadly, an approach to planning theory and practice that is itself formed through a close engagement with culture is required.

This Research Companion brings together a mix of global experts from around the world to map for the first time in one place the contours of the relationship between planning and culture. The volume provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary and international overview and analysis of planning and culture, covering the global and historical dimensions of planning practice and the dynamics of planning and cultural theory. Each section concludes with an illustrated case study window referencing a significant planning issue or initiative.

Culturelink members, Nancy Duxbury and M. Sharon Jeannotte have a chapter on Global Cultural Governance Policy, and Franco Bianchini on 'Cultural Planning' and Its Interpretations.

This title is also available as an e-book PDF 978-1-4094-2224-2, ePUB 978-1-4094-2224-2

To order on line please visit: www.ashgate.com