5. Identity, Space, and Urban Planning

  1. Frank Gaffikin and
  2. Mike Morrissey

Published Online: 10 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch5

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space

How to Cite

Gaffikin, F. and Morrissey, M. (2011) Identity, Space, and Urban Planning, in Planning in Divided Cities: Collaborative Shaping of Contested Space, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393200.ch5

Author Information

  1. Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192187

Online ISBN: 9781444393200



  • identity, space, and urban planning;
  • promoting togetherness in diversity - the Netherlands, models of tolerant cosmopolitanism;
  • identity and diversity – identity expression in different contexts;
  • recognition of identity - distinguished from others, toleration associated with disapproval;
  • multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism - former stressing cultural difference without resolving problem of communication between cultures;
  • New Labour's effort, concept of Britishness - binding multi-ethnic Britain;
  • solidarities of separatist communities - social capital compatible with community cohesion;
  • social interaction across cultural diversity - spatial proximity of shared residence in neighbourhoods;
  • space and its contestations - space, territory and place, distinctions subject to debate;
  • policy and planning responses to diversity - policy for greater ‘community cohesion’ confused


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Identity and Diversity

  • Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism

  • Space and its Contestations

  • Policy and Planning Responses to Diversity