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Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning: Beyond the Flatlands (Urban and Landscape Perspectives)

Multimedia Explorations in Urban Policy and Planning: Beyond the Flatlands (Urban and Landscape Perspectives) Authors:
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Year:2010
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Pages:390
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Price:20702 rub.
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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 "multiple languages" (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...

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