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Author Grant, Jill.

Title The Drama of Democracy : Contention and Dispute in Community Planning / Jill Grant
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Tables, Maps, Photographs, and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: All the World's a Stage -- Introduction: 'Everyone Loves a Mystery' -- 1. The Planning Drama -- 2. Stages, Actors, and Scripts -- Part 2: Audience, Take Your Seats -- 3. Desperately Seeking Development -- 4. Planning Issues in Peninsular Halifax -- 5. Market Place Plaza -- 6. Mitchell Property -- Part 3: The Reviews Are In -- 7. Staging Planning Activities -- 8. Command Performance -- 9. Scripts and Values -- Part 4: Planning in a Democratic Society -- 10. Democracy in Myth and Practice -- 11. Planning Myths and Reality -- Appendix: Glossary of Terms and Short Forms -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Several examples of community planning in Halifax are analyzed in a study of the nature of democratic societies. Grant studies questions such as: What arguments do people offer to influence politicians? and How do communities make decisions about appropriate uses of urban spaces?
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Jan. 06, 2016)
Subject City planning -- Citizen participation.
City planning -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax -- Citizen participation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442674075