Planning for Spatial Reconciliation Publication
Gaffikin, F., Karelse, C.M., Morrissey, M., Mulholland, C., Sterrett, K., 2016, ‘Making Space for Each Other: Civic Place-Making in a Divided Society‘, Belfast: Queen’s University Belfast.
Making Space for Each Other: Civic Place-Making in a Divided Society is the final report of the research project Planning for Spatial Reconciliation. The report comprises three main sections that aim to clarify how a new planning system can contribute to a more socially cohesive post-conflict society in Northern Ireland. The report identifies the main difficulties that stand in the way of a truly reconciled Northern Irish society. Continuing it sets out the problems that the traditional forms of planning in Northern Ireland have posed for alleviating its social conflict, while in its final section it offers an alternative way of planning that might help to establish a Northern Irish society that is more cohesive in the future.