Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning

Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 31(4): 331-338, 1965

By: American Planning Association
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Social Equity

This JAPA article urges planners to engage in political processes, like advocates, and to facilitate the creation and presentation of plural plans. The politicization of planning would allow residents and officials to make conscious decisions that align with local objectives, rather than being constrained to one “objective” approach. The article also discusses the need to reform planning education to build coordination, advocating, and analytic skills.