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Searching for the just city : debates in urban theory and practice

Author: Peter Marcuse
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Questioning cities series.
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If today's cities are full of injustices, what would a 'just city' look like? The contributors to this volume define the concept of the 'just city' and then examine it from many angles, supporting and developing the concept or questioning it and suggesting alternatives.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Marcuse
ISBN: 9780415687614 0415687616
OCLC Number: 751806157
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction (James Connolly and Justin Steil) Section 1: Why Justice? Theoretical Foundations of the Just City Debate 1. Planning and the Just City (Susan S. Fainstein) 2. The Right to the Just City (David Harvey with Cuz Potter) 3. Discursive Planning: Social Justice as Discourse (Frank Fischer) 4. Justice and the Spatial Imagination (Mustafa Dikec) Section 2: What are the Limits of the Just City? Expanding the Debate 5. From Justice Planning to Commons Planning (Peter Marcuse) 6. As Just as it Gets? The European City in the Just City Discourse (Johannes Novy and Margit Mayer) 7. Urban Justice and Recognition: Affirmation and Hostility in Beer Sheva (Oren Yiftachel, Ravit Goldhaber, and Roy Nuriel) 8. On Globalization, Competition and Economic Justice in Cities (James DeFilippis) Section 3: How Do We Realize Just Cities? From Debate to Action 9. Keeping Counterpublics Alive in Planning (Laura Wolf-Powers) 10. Can The Just City Be Built From Below? Brownfields, Planning and Power in the South Bronx (Justin Steil and James Connolly) 11. Just City: A Utopia Still Possible? (Erminia Maricato with Cuz Potter) 12.Race in New Orleans Since Katrina (J. Phillip Thompson) Conclusion (Johannes Novy and Cuz Potter)
Series Title: Questioning cities series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Marcuse [and others].
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If today's cities are full of injustices, what would a 'just city' look like? The contributors to this volume define the concept of the 'just city' and then examine it from many angles, supporting and developing the concept or questioning it and suggesting alternatives.

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