Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning

Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning

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The book is a collection of essays exploring the potential of multimedia to enrich and transform the planning field. By multimedia the authors refer to a broad range of new information and communication technologies (from film and video to digital ethnography and the internet), which are opening up new possibilities in planning practices, processes, pedagogy and research. The authors document the ways in which these ICTs can expand the language of planning and the creativity of planners; can evoke the lived experience (the spirit, memories, desires) of our 21st century mongrel cities by engaging with stories and storytelling; and can democratise planning practices. The text is epistemologically radical, in presenting an argument for the importance of qmultiple languagesq (ways of knowing) in the planning field, and making the connection between this epistemology and the almost infinite potential of Multimedia to provide varied tools to accomplish this transformation, displacing the supremacy of the rational, linear and hierarchical with more open, playful and imaginative approaches. Each of the authors brings practical experience with different forms of Multimedia use and reflects on the different potentialities offered by Multimedia for critical intervention in urban and regional issues, and the power dynamics embedded in such interventions.... Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili. Anuttama Dasgupta Urban Design and Planning Consultant Cherokee Dr, Richardson, TX, USA ... She is part of the Urban Planning PhD committee at the University La Sapienza of Rome. Her most recentanbsp;...


Title:Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning
Author: Leonie Sandercock, Giovanni Attili
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-04-10
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