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Editors' Introduction to Volume 13

  • Author(s): Fauconnier, Isabelle
  • Gordo, Blanca Esthela
  • Sandoval, Juan Simon Onesimo
  • et al.
Abstract

As we approach the beginning of a new millennium, planning for social equity remains an important and relevant subject of planning inquiry and practice. Amazing technological advances in the tools for communication, industrial production, data processing and research, combined with the rise of democratic governance processes, have transformed the ways in which society functions. Devastating wars, shifts in political and economic borders, population movements, and environmental disasters have contributed to changes in social and physical landscapes. To\f;:y we are faced with a process of uneven development and persistent concentrated pockets of poverty within dynamic and growing regions.

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