Forester Discusses Book at UC–Irvine Symposium

John Forester

John Forester discussing his book, The Deliberative Practitioner, at the University of California–Irvine. photo / Ana Duong

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April 4, 2014

As part of the University of California–Irvine's (UC–Irvine) Environmental Literature and Film Series, CRP professor John Forester led a public dialogue of his book, The Deliberative Practitioner: Encouraging Participatory Planning Processes (The MIT Press, 1999). The book provides accounts of practitioners in urban and rural settings to show how skillful and deliberative practices can facilitate practical and timely participatory planning processes.

Moderated by Alejandro Camacho, professor of law at UC–Irvine, the conversation discussed the book as part of Forester's broader body of work, and planning and legal practice more generally.

The symposium was part of an annual lecture series, which is hosted by UC–Irvine's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR). The series meets throughout the academic year to discussion foundational works on a range of environmental, land use, and natural resources topics.