Friday, 1 November 2013 11:00am
Towards Inclusive Communities
Edited by Claire Freeman & Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
How do we develop inclusive, engaged communities?
In this book experts in community planning review some of the challenges, strategies and solutions, using New Zealand case studies. The needs of specific groups – whether migrant, the young, elderly or indigenous – and community ties with local and central government are explored. The Treaty of Waitangi, the influence of feminism and the development of online communities are other aspects that are considered.
Importantly, the book provides tools for achieving healthy commuities, with strategies to empower their members and ensure they are heard.
'Drawing on recent social science research ... offers fascinating insights into New Zealand communities, and the editors have done us a service in compiling such an interesting collection.' – NZ Geographical Society Journal, 2007
CLAIRE FREEMAN is Director of the Planning Programme, University of Otago. She has held lecturing posts at universities in Britain, South Africa and New Zealand. She was a planner for the Urban Wildlife Trust in Birmingham (UK).
MICHELLE THOMPSON-FAWCETT is Senior Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Otago. She worked in planning practice for ten years. With Claire Freeman, she co-edited Living Space: Towards sustainable settlements in New Zealand (Otago, 2003).
Paperback, 230 x 150 mm, 240 pages, ISBN 978 1 877372 29 2, $39.95
Out of print