Creative Community Planning provides clear access to emerging innovations in artistic, narrative, embodied and technological methods. Reflecting on the wide continuum of participatory practice, the authors explore the frontiers of community engagement within a fresh sustainability framework. Leading planning theorists, researchers and practitioners in the field reflect with the authors on the many successes and challenges in engaging with a diversity of people in rural and urban communities. These conversations reveal creativity as key to enhancing existing engagement practices. Concepts and practical applications thread through the book, including community visioning, participatory research and reporting, conflict resolution, poetry and planning language, theatre, photography, film and websites.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John Forester. Preface. Part 1: Traversing the Edge: Introduction Poem Practice is Sensuous Activity 1. Why Traverse the Edge? Creative Underpinnings 2. Practitioners Working at the Edge: Creativity in Practice Part 2: Inhabiting the Edge: Dreaming, Imagining and Embodiment Poem 3. The Practice of Inhabiting the Edge: Interview with Wendy Sarkissian 4. Community Visioning as Engagement: Why a Conversation is Merited 5. Heartstorming: Putting the Vision Back into Visioning 6. Acting like a Child: Welcoming Spontaneity and Creativity in the Aurora Team Development Workshop 7. Embodying the Vision: Kinetic Community Engagement Practices Part 3: Stories from the Edge: Pushing Professional Practice Poem Poetry 8. Learning at the Margins: Margo Fryer and Pamela Ponic on Deconstructing Power and Privilege 9. 'And Action!' New Roles for Film in Engagement: Leonie Sandercock and Jonathan Franz 10. Websites as Engagement Site and Story: Aileen Penner and Think Salmon 11. Creativity and Moving Beyond Conflict: Michelle LeBaron, Norma-Jean McLaren and Nathan Edelson Part 4: The Growing Edge: Creative Engagement Processes for Children and Young People Poem 12. But They're Only Kids! Why Engage with Children and Young People? Part 5: Blurring the Edges: A Call for an Integration of Transformative Processes Poem 13. New Languages for Community Engagement: Translation, Language and Polyphony 14. On the Edge of Utopia: Stories from The Great Turning Gilt-edged Resources Gilt-edged Resource 1: A Visioning Example: Our Bonnyrigg Dream Gilt-edged Resource 2: The Embodied Affinity Diagram Gilt-edged Resource 3: The Gods Must Be Crazy: Script and Instructions from the Safe Communities Scenario, Sydney Gilt-edged Resource 4: Barefoot Mapping: Learning through the Soles of Our Feet: A Participatory Design Workshop for Youth in Airds, Sydney Gilt-edged Resource 5: A Week with a Camera. Notes. References. Appreciations. Sources for Photographs. About the Authors. Index