Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society


Illuminating the importance of culture in community planning, this book reveals why previous planning practices have failed and suggests that improvements can be made by taking into consideration the diverse needs of a multicultural society. For community planning to be effective, planners must first recognize and acknowledge that community culture influences how people live in, use, and organize space. They must then base their designs on the respective community culture and avoid the trap of planning based on their own values and cultural background. Thus urban planning must take on a futuristic, multi-dimensional vision for the 21st century.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Alvin James
  • Michael A. Burayidi
  • Robert B. Beauregard
  • Stanley Stein
  • Thomas Harper
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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