Deliberating Across Differences: Planning Futures in Cross-Cultural Spaces

Policy and Society, 28(3): 197-209, 2009

By: Marisa Zapata, Policy and Society
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Social Equity

This article uses a case study from Modesto, California to describe how planning processes can account for power and cultural difference. It calls for the use of storytelling and dialogue about broader policy and planning frameworks over deliberation about specific policy issues to ensure a more deliberative and democratic process.