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Urban planning and the challenge of super-diversity


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Little attention to date has focused on the role of urban planning in responding to migration-related super-diversity. Through a focus on a city (Liverpool, UK) which is becoming increasingly super-diverse, the paper highlights the importance of class based differences – over and above ethnic and cultural differences – in shaping the practices of urban planners. Along with the recency and speed of population change, the importance of legal status and the 'visibility' of super-diversity, this may serve to increase the risk of urban planning equivalising differences between residents and concealing issues of racism and discrimination.

Acceptance Date Aug 18, 2016
Publication Date Oct 1, 2017
Journal Policy and Politics: an international journal
Print ISSN 0305-5736
Publisher Bristol University Press
Pages 623-641
Keywords class, recency, super-diversity, urban planning, visibility
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