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The Intercultural City : Planning for Diversity Advantage.

Author: Charles Landry; Phil Wood
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
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In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can cooperate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives. Policy is often dominated by mitigating the perceived negative effects of diversity, and little thought is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Landry, Charles.
Intercultural City : Planning for Diversity Advantage.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Landry; Phil Wood
ISBN: 9781849773089 1849773084
OCLC Number: 880704566
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages)
Contents: The Intercultural City Planning for Diversity Advantage; Copyright; Contents; List of Boxes; List of Figures; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction: Setting the Scene; Who are we?; Why interact?; Acknowledging conflict; Rules of engagement; From diversity deficit to diversity advantage; And thanks . . .; Chapter 1 The Urge to Define, Sort and Categorize; A world of distinctions; Sorting and categorizing; Values and hierarchies; Simplicity and complexity; Breaking the unified canon; Diversity: The central dilemma of the age; Chapter 2 The Context of Diversity; People on the move. The irrepressible urge for cross-pollinationExploring the landscape of diversity; The cosmopolitan city; Diversity in organizations; Innovation, networks and knowledge diffusion; Culture shock: Absorbing difference and diversity; Cultural diversity and public policy; International approaches; The UK approach; Managing the city of difference; Chapter 3 Living Apart: Segregation; A history of segregation; The classic ghetto; Ghettos, enclaves and citadels; The assimilationist city; The underclass; International variations; Good and bad segregation?; Emerging forms of segregation. A place in the sun?Segregation in cyberspace?; The ecology of micro-segregation; Chapter 4 Living Together Then: A Short History of Urban Encounter; Intercultural cities in history; Persepolis; Rome; T'ang Dynasty China; Umayyid Córdoba; Constantinople; The Dutch Golden Age; Chapter 5 Living Together Now: Modern Zones of Encounter; Why interact?; The case for social mixing; Contact hypothesis; The interaction cycle; Zones of encounter; Housing and neighbourhoods; Education; The classroom environment; School twinning; Carrot or stick?; The workplace; The market place. A history of intercultural tradeThe nature of modern retailing; Shopping as social linking; Ethnicity and shopping behaviour; The intercultural service encounter; The market as meeting place; The language of food; Friends and relations; Intimate interactions; Preconditions of contact; Meeting places; The public domain; Public space; On the beach; Out of town; In the park; Third places; Public institutions; Museums; Libraries; Sport; Arts; Cyberspace; Computer mediated communication; Social software; Of urban UbiComp and MMOGs; Summary. Chapter 6 Diversity Advantage: The Benefits of Cross-cultural InteractionHybridity as a driver of innovation; Hybrid innovators stateside; Hybrid innovators in the UK; Preconditions of diversity advantage; Chapter 7 The City Through an Intercultural Lens; Cultural literacy; Seeing the world through an intercultural lens; A capacity to listen and consult; City-making through an intercultural lens5; Masterplanning interculturally; A new skill set; Making intercultural spaces; Education through an intercultural lens6; Chapter 8 A New Intercultural Citizenship; A system in crisis. Open society under threat.

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In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can cooperate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives. Policy is often dominated by mitigating the perceived negative effects of diversity, and little thought is given to how a?diversity dividend? or increased innovative capacity might be achieved. The Intercultural City, based on numerous case studies worldwide, analyses the links between u.

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