Why We Need Community-Based Planning

A planner in New York City writes that there is a need for communities to create their own plans, and for these plans to be recognized by the City.
June 21, 2004, 6am PDT | Connie Chung
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Eve Baron of the Municipal Arts Society Planning Center argues that the City of New York acknowleges community-based plans on paper but not in practice. She writes: "In fact, rather than seeing community-based plans as building blocks in the development of public planning policy, some have regarded community planning and policy planning as separate, even conflicting, interests....Considered both individually and in the aggregate, community-based plans represent some of the best planning being done in the New York City. In many poor areas, it is the only planning efforts."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Planners Network
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