Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning


Paul and Linda Davidoff’s Advocacy and Pluralism in Planning is a seminal text for advocacy planning and more democratic, participatory processes. It critiques the role of traditional planning by arguing that its elitist and technocratic thinking is unresponsive to the needs and desires of diverse or struggling communities. Instead, Davidoff encourages the practice of planning to be more involved and cognizant of residents who should inform the approach to planning.