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*CANCELLED* The Practice, the Theory, and the Silence of Kindness in Planning

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 28 November 2019

Public Lecture Series

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to planned industrial action

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Victoria Howard

Location

G.12
22 Gordon Street
London
WC1H 0QB
United Kingdom

There’s a planning puzzle. We appeal to equity and justice, among other ends, explicitly and often. But what explains our silence about kindness? Kindness requires distinct judgments, not just good intentions. This leads to surprising conclusions about the role that silence plays.

John Forester is Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His best known publications are Planning in the Face of Power (U. California, 1989) and Deliberative Practitioner (M.I.T.,1999). Forester has collected and written about planners’ practice-focused oral histories for many years. His recent publications include: Reimagining Planning: How Italian Urban Planners Are Changing Planning Practices (2018, with Daniela De Leo), Rebuilding Community After Katrina (2016, with Ken Reardon), and Conflict, Improvisation, Governance (2015, with David Laws). He continues to work on issues of improvisation, injustice and conflict in planning.