Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2-1-2020

Journal or Book Title

Economic Development Quarterly

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

87

Last Page

89

DOI

10.1177/0891242419896031

Abstract

“One [way] is to put into place arranged ideas, the other is to deal with a country of people, of flesh and blood, of thousand-and-many miseries… With luck, you won’t have to choose between the two” (João Guimarães Rosa, Grande sertão: veredas). This quote captures the essence of Advancing Equity Planning Now, a book edited by Norman Krumholz and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter. The book contains chapters about equity planning from local, regional, and national perspectives in the U.S., with a view to the future. In Krumholz and Hexter’s words “equity planning tries to provide more choices for those who have few and to redistribute resources, political power, and participation toward lower-income, disadvantaged residents of their cities” (263). Equity planners choose to work with people, and this book, which is organized in three main parts, illustrates some of the challenges and rewards that planners may face by making this choice.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Haddad, M. (2020). Review of Advancing Equity Planning Now by Krumholz, N., & Hexter, K. W. (Eds.) Economic Development Quarterly, Feb 1 2020, 34(1), 87-89. doi:/10.1177/0891242419896031 . Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage Journals

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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