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Urban Planning and Cultural Inclusion

Lessons from Belfast and Berlin

  • William J. V. Neill
  • Hanns-Uve Schwedler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Spatial Planning and Urban Design in Berlin and Belfast

  4. Cultural Diversity in Berlin and Belfast: Cultural Quarters within the City

  5. Promoting the City in Belin and Belfast

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Mike Smith, Kyle Alexander
      Pages 177-193
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. William J. V. Neill, Hanns-Uve Schwedler
      Pages 207-215

About this book


Cities divided by ethnic and cultural conflict need to identify, create and maintain some kind of shared identity amongst their inhabitants, if they wish to survive in competition with one another and not be submerged in tensions. Urban planning and city management can take these identities on board constructively and can assist them without allowing the city to deteriorate into a disconnected and hostile conglomeration. Belfast and Berlin are currently in the process of responding to this challenge: What will the implications be for town planners and how do they approach their task?


city Design environment identity memory planning spatial planning town urban development urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • William J. V. Neill
    • 1
  • Hanns-Uve Schwedler
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen’s University of BelfastNorthern IrelandUK
  2. 2.European Academy of the Urban EnvironmentBerlinGermany

About the editors

KYLE ALEXANDER Director of Development, Laganside Corporation, Belfast SIR CHARLES BRETT Chairman, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Chair, International Fund for Ireland FRANK GAFFIKIN Co-Director, Urban Institute, University of Ulster SIMONE HAIN Freelance Writer and Historian of Urban Planning PETER HEINE Professor of Islamic Studies in the non-Arab world, Humboldt University, Berlin MALACHY McELDOWNEY Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Planning, Queen's University, Belfast and Professor of Town and Country Planning BILL MORRISON Architect and Chief Planner with responsibility for the city of Belfast MIKE MORRISSEY Co-Director, Urban Institute, Belfast RENATE MÜLLER Geographer, Institute of Geography, Free University of Berlin BERNHARD SCHNEIDER Freelance Architect and Consultant MIKE SMITH Chief Executive, Laganside Corporation, Belfast KEN STERRETT Lecturer, School of Environmental Planning, Queen's University. Belfast WOLFGANG SÜCHTING Town Planner and Architect, Berlin Ministry of Urban Development PATRICK WEISS Town Planner, Berlin Ministry of Urban Development

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