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Community Planning Challenges: Climate Change Impacts on Cultural Heritage

  • Vada B. AntonakisEmail author
  • S. Jeff BirchallEmail author
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Synonyms for Community Planning


Community planning encompasses the processes, structures, plans, and policies that govern the planning and management of communities. Professional urban planners utilize these community planning tools to problem solve and make improvements to the physical, social, and natural environments of a settlement. Planners also rely upon various stakeholders throughout the community planning process, including government officials, engineers, architects, and policy writers.

Though community planning is a uniquely Canadian term, it reflects similar meaning to city planning from the United States of America, town planning in the United Kingdom, and urban planning from the United States of America and Canada (Hodge and Gordon 2014). The phrase first appeared in the report Housing and Community Planning, which was prepared for the Canadian government to provide advice for dealing...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • S. Jeff Birchall
    • 1
  1. 1.Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada