Environmental Planning in the Caribbean

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Jonathan Pugh, Janet Henshall Momsen
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - Architecture - 207 pages
Illustrated by case studies from both smaller nations, such as Carriacon, Barbados and St Lucia and larger countries, including Cuba, Mexico and Jamaica, this volume brings together leading writers concerned with environmental planning in the Caribbean to provide an interdisciplinary contemporary critical overview. They argue that context is central to the practice of environmental planning in this region. Rather than focusing on a deterministic colonial geography and history, this volume proposes that, whilst a wide range of foreign planning influences can be felt in different contexts, environmental planning emerges in specific settings, through the fluid interaction between local and global relations of power. Thus, a number of chapters explore the effects of external discourses upon the region, while others examine discourses on the US-style democracy and on tourism.
 

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Contents

Enlightened Colonial Land
21
Figures
36
Disaster Creation in the Caribbean and Planning Policy
53
Environmental Planning and Heritage Tourism in Cuba During
73
Nuff Respec? Widening and Deepening Participation in Academic
93
Sandals Resorts International
111
Cahuita
129
Nature People and Planning on the Coast of Belize
155
Conservation Development and Empowerment
177
Tables
182
Index
199
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Dr Jonathan Pugh is an Academic Fellow in Territorial Governance at the Global Urban Research Unit, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape in the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Janet Momsen is Professor of Geography and Chair of the Geography Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis, USA. She has been doing fieldwork in the Caribbean on issues of gender and the environment for over 40 years.

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