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Nick Gallent and Daniela Ciaffi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447315162

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.001.0001

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Communities, community action and planning

Communities, community action and planning

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Communities, community action and planning
Source:
Community action and planning
Author(s):

Nick Gallent

Daniela Ciaffi

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0001

The opening chapter introduces the key themes of the book: the nature of community and how communities can be understood as networks; how these networks are essential to community life and onwards to community action. The chapter considers the nature of planning at the community scale and how informal planning processes may connect to official planning structures at higher levels, either because this connection is an objective of community action, or because governments attempts to connect to and harness the power of community initiatives, as an instrument of intervention or as a source of legitimacy.

Keywords:   pluralism, community, action & planning, democracy, scales in planning

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