Cultural Diversity

Karen Umemoto and Vera Zambonelli

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Cultural Diversity


This article considers cultural diversity as one of the main objectives of urban planning. It provides an overview of schools of thought that inform planning approaches within multicultural settings, and explores some of the major issues and challenges which cultural diversity brings for planners and the planning profession within the context of democratic governance. The article also proposes a number of issues that must be addressed in future studies concerning planning in a culturally diverse society.

Keywords: cultural diversity; urban planning; multicultural setting; democratic governance; planning profession; culturally diverse society

Article.  9774 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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