A New Field Of Planning: 'Replanning'

Planning for reconstruction and rebuilding in places like Iraq is neglected by the planning profession.
May 26, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Craig Raborn, AICP, proposes a new field of planning: Replanning, which would establish the rules that will govern reconstruction, new construction, and infrastructure provision in ways appropriate for the culture and environment: "Planners trained in culturally-attuned dispute resolution should be involved in bringing the diverse interests and participants to agreement on the important local decisions; planners who understand traditional Arabic and Islamic town planning should be there to help guide reconstruction; planners with knowledge of historic preservation should be involved in protecting the integrity of what remains..."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Planetizen
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