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Community action and planningContexts, drivers and outcomes$
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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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Small-town comprehensive planning in California:

Small-town comprehensive planning in California:

Medial pathways to community-based participation

Chapter:
(p.157) 9 Small-town comprehensive planning in California
Source:
Community action and planning
Author(s):

Hemalata Dandekar

Kelly Main

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0009

In southern California the authors present a case study revealing that community action is an extension of existing community processes and capacities. They are dealing with processes that have been implanted in order to generate acceptance of planning decisions and outcomes. What we see in California is a form of extended participatory democracy (which is heavily supported) rather than the communitarian planning outlined in the introductory chapter: essentially a form of community planning which is state sponsored in response to the ‘disconnect’ between the intervention and the heterogeneous needs of community groups.

Keywords:   community-based participation, small-town planning, community action, processes, participatory democracy

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