The Faith-Based Gap in the Institutional Landscape of Cities | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network

There exists in Calgary, as in most other municipalities, an institutional gap that reduces the well being of communities and makes long-term sustainability much more difficult. Despite each side having a long history of city building in Calgary, faith-based organizations and City of Calgarys planning process have been running on different voltages for decades. The city departments that balance land use processes and decision making speak an administrative and process language that is incomprehensible to the leaders and members of most religious institutions. Those institutions, in turn, have not paid recent attention to the long-term planning processes of the city. The faith-based institutional landscape is also very diverse and fragmented, so it is difficult for the formal planning administration to engage with them as institutional players.

via The Faith-Based Gap in the Institutional Landscape of Cities | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network.

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