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Planning for Community

Heywood, Phil

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1. Edition October 2023
272 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-394-17571-0
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Planning for Community

A comprehensive exploration of community planning that integrates today's social and economic issues with policy and governance considerations

In Planning for Community, distinguished regional and local planner Phil Heywood delivers an insightful examination of the accelerating impacts of social, environmental, and economic changes on community life and organization. He explores the ways in which these changes can be anticipated, planned for, and managed as he reviews and evaluates the nature and challenges of place and interaction faced by traditional and emerging local communities.

The book includes discussions of the values, aims, and methods of community planning and the key operations in each of the fields of housing, work, transport, health, and environment. It should also inspire and assist readers to become more involved and influential in the lives of their local and wider communities.

Readers will also find:
* A thorough introduction to methods of inclusion and empowerment enabling effective community management
* Comprehensive explorations of the ways the values of prosperity, liberty, social justice, and sustainability link to practical community problem-solving
* Practical discussions of the values, methods, activities, design, and governance shaping community planning
* Comprehensive, well-grounded, and effective treatments of policy development and practice

Planning for Community is an excellent resource for professionals, activists, academics, and students seeking a comprehensive and readable guide to community planning.

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

1 Promises and Problems of Community Life 1

Introduction: the organization of the chapter 1

Part One, Current Cascades of Change 1

Part Two, Community Life and Change 6

Contemporary challenges to community life 7

Part Three, Competing Interpretations of Community Structure and Change 12

The roles of communication and collaboration 17

Applications of communication in community planning 19

Part Four, The Roles of Collaboration 20

Collaboration in practice 21

Conclusions 25

Endnotes 26

References 28

2 The Lives of Local Communities 33

Scope and scales of community 33

Social, economic and organisational characteristics of local communities 33

The strategies of social justice 40

Planning places 43

Community participation and governance 47

Conclusion: the durability of local communities of place and contact 50

Endnotes 50

References 50

3 Communities of Interest and Interaction 54

Introduction: scales of community organisation and issues 54

Cities as communities 54

Regional communities 57

National communities 59

Supranational political communities 62

Global communities 63

Integrating the many levels of community planning 65

Conclusions: mixed scanning for integrated community planning 68

Endnotes 69

References 70

4 Human Values and Community Goals 72
The place of values in planning 72

Value formation 72

The value of prosperity 73

The value of liberty 75

The values of social justice 77

Values for sustainable communities and environments 81

Relations among community values 87

The impacts of prosperity 87

The impacts of liberty 89

Social justice impacts 90

The demands for sustainability 90

Conclusions: how values can combine to solve problems and shape creative plans 91

Endnotes 92

References 95

5 Ways and Means 98

Introduction: the roles of art, science and craft in community planning 98

Art and creativity in planning 98

The creative roles of the written word 100

Creating wholeness within new and existing communities 101

The contributions of Christopher Alexander (1936-2022) 101

Planning as a craft 103

The four phases of planning 104

The logic of scientific discovery 105

Mistakes, problem- solving and human and social progress 107

Critical rationalist approach to planning 107

Common ground between scientific and planning method 108

Planning as craft and applied science 109

Political control and community participation 117

Conclusions: values- based methods for value fulfilment 120

Endnotes 120

References 121

6 Activities and Actions 124

Introduction: the organisation of the Chapter 124

The relations among values, activities and land uses 124

The contributions of systems thinking in managing activities 132

Activity systems analysis in practice 132

Conclusions: defining needs and exploring options for activity systems 137

Endnotes 137

References 138

7 Homes and Communities 140

Introduction: the contributions of shelter to family and community life 140

Challenges of population change in meeting global and local needs for shelter 140

Impacts and contributions of changing technology 143

Funding shelter 145

Balancing demands with supply for shelter 153

Conclusions: future directions for shelter 156

Endnotes 156

References 159

8 Facets of Community 162

Introduction and organisation of the Chapter 162

Levels and justifications for community intervention 162

The planning and organisation of work 164

Education: the place of learning in community life and development 171

The planning and delivery of health services 176

Conclusion: the many facets of community 181

Endnotes 181

References 183

9 Places, Spaces and Community Design 185

Introduction: organisation of the chapter 185

Places and their properties 185

Communal, collective and private places and spaces 190

The language of design and the vocabulary of space and place 196

Place- making: designing to make life 200

City shapes 204

Conclusion: bringing places to life 211

Endnotes 211

References 212

10 Community Governance and Participation Introduction: intentions and organisation of the chapter 214

Governance, government and community participation 214

Roles and responsibilities in governance and participation 215

Issues of freedom and order 222

The roles of negotiation and partnership in resolving conflicts 227

The development and evaluation of policies, proposals and community initiatives 227

Service activities of local government 230

Scales of community and their roles in governance and control 235

Conclusion: the contributions of participation and governance to community life 238

Endnotes 240

References 243

11 Conclusions: Community Planning Today and Tomorrow 246

Introduction: organisation and intentions of the chapter 246

Themes, roles and future directions: inclusion, negotiation, adaptation and invention 246

The future of community planning 250

Endnotes 254

References 255

Index 257
Phil Heywood is a Fellow and former President of the Queensland Division of the Planning Institute of Australia. He's worked in regional and local planning in Australia, Britain, West Africa, and Malaysia. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

P. Heywood, Department of Urban And Regional Planning, Queensland University of Technology, Australia