Coexistence: Planning and the Challenge of Indigenous Rights

Authored by: Richard Howitt , Gaim James Lunkapis

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754672548
eBook ISBN: 9781315279251
Adobe ISBN: 9781315279244

10.4324/9781315279251.ch3

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Abstract

In Indigenous 1 domains, the oppressive legacies of colonial administration have had a profound and continuing effect on the interests of Indigenous peoples. Coexistence of Indigenous peoples, and their underlying claims and interests in the land, resources and places that constitute the modern postcolonial states that are governed by a variety of planning systems, is an important area in which social theory can contribute to improved planning practices. One of the key challenges for planning theory, then, is to acknowledge and address the coexistence of peoples with very different sorts of claims to, relationships with and understandings of place – and each other – and its implications for just, equitable and sustainable decision-making in planning systems.

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