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Author Hamdi, Nabeel.

Title The Spacemaker's Guide to Big Change : Design and Improvisation in Development Practice
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (197 pages)
Series Earthscan Tools for Community Planning
Tools for community planning.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Acronyms and abbreviations; About the author; Acknowledgements; Foreword; General Note; Introduction; Part 1: Learning Practice; 1 Deciding on Purpose: In Search of Beginnings; 2 Learning and Practice: Understanding and Action; 3 Deciding How to Decide; Ways of Seeing: Looking and Listening; Ethics and Rationality; Disciplinary Work; Interdisciplinary Work; Narrative and Quality of Life; 4 Cross-cutting Themes: Ownership, Organization and Asset Building; Part 1 Summary: Things to Think About
Part 2: The Spacemaker's Guide to Becoming Strategic5 Equity, Efficiency and Participation; 6 Equity, Efficiency and City Form; 7 Participation in Practice; The Life and Organization of Place; The Nature and Scope of Practice; The Roles and Responsibilities of Practitioners; Part 2 Summary: Things to Think About; Part 3: Country Files; Introduction; 8 Cultivating the Top: The Million Houses Programme of Sri Lanka; 9 Case Files: Learning from Practice; Navagamgoda; The Missing Lightbulb; The Living Room on the Landing; The Tailor's Workshop; Part 3 Summary: Things to Think About
Part 4: Enablement and the Art of ImprovisationIntroduction; 10 Embracing Serendipity: Finding Opportunity in Ambiguity; 11 'Yes is More:' Getting Unstuck: Working with Troublemakers; 12 Insiders Out and Outsiders In: Practical Wisdom and the Co-Production of Knowledge; Part 4 Summary: Things to Think About; Index
Summary This book gives definition to participatory practice as a necessary form of activism in development planning for cities. It gives guidance on how practice can make space for big and lasting change and for new opportunities to be discovered. It points to ways of building synergy and negotiating our way in the social and political spaces 'in between' conventional and often competing ideals - public and private interests, top down and bottom up, formal and informal, the global agendas which outsiders promote and the local needs of insiders, for example. It offers guidance on process, designed
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Subject City planning -- Citizen participation.
City planning -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317681053 (electronic bk.)
9781317681052 (electronic bk.)