Multi-identity planning process in a studio course: Integrative planning in multi-identity environments

Dalit Shach-Pinsly, Idan Porat

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The planning process in a planning studio demonstrates a microcosm of diverse concepts of ideologies and identities seeking acknowledgment and spatial recognition. In the modern world of multiple and dynamic identities and ideologies, aspiring for the self-recognition of regions, towns, and communities, a place-based identity has become a core aspect that needs to be taken into planning consideration. The analytic planning method used is iterative of both top–down and bottom–up approaches, thereby creating multi-dimension and coherent planning alternatives where spatial solutions arise from communities along their changing processes. We present two spatial alternative plans that were developed in the studio course and are based on this line of thinking. Results were very dynamic aspiring complex plans, which are also highly applicable and flexible, thereby addressing a wide range of ideologies and identities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalFrontiers of Architectural Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • GIS analysis
  • Multi-criteria
  • Multi-identity
  • Place-based identity
  • Planning studio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Archaeology
  • Urban Studies


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