Searching for the Just City

For this reason, Dikeç's work is substantially reprinted in this volume as a means of highlighting some of the similarities and differences between the Just City, good city, and right to the city perspectives. AN ARENA FOR THE JUST ...

Author: Peter Marcuse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135971410

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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Cities are many things. Among their least appealing aspects, cities are frequently characterized by concentrations of insecurity and exploitation. Cities have also long represented promises of opportunity and liberation. Public decision-making in contemporary cities is full of conflict, and principles of justice are rarely the explicit basis for the resolution of disputes. If today’s cities are full of injustices and unrealized promises, how would a Just City function? Is a Just City merely a utopia, or does it have practical relevance? This book engages with the growing debate around these questions. The notion of the Just City emerges from philosophical discussions about what justice is combined with the intellectual history of utopias and ideal cities. The contributors to this volume, including Susan Fainstein, David Harvey and Margit Mayer articulate a conception of the Just City and then examine it from differing angles, ranging from Marxist thought to communicative theory. The arguments both develop the concept of a Just City and question it, as well as suggesting alternatives for future expansion. Explorations of the concept in practice include case studies primarily from U.S. cities, but also from Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The authors find that a forthright call for justice in all aspects of city life, putting the question of what a Just City should be on the agenda of urban reform, can be a practical approach to solving questions of urban policy. This synthesis is provocative in a globalised world and the contributing authors bridge the gap between theoretical conceptualizations of urban justice and the reality of planning and building cities. The notion of the Just City is an empowering framework for contemporary urban actors to improve the quality of urban life and Searching for the Just City is a seminal read for practitioners, professionals, students, researchers and anyone interested in what urban futures should aim to achieve.

The Risk City

Planning and the just city. In P. Marcuse, J. Connolly, J. Novy, I. Olivo, C. Potter, & J. Steil (Eds.), Searching for the just city: Debate in urban theory and practice (pp. 19–39). New York: Routledge. FME—Federal Ministry for the ...

Author: Yosef Jabareen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401797689

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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Contemporary cities face phenomenal risks, and they face particularly high levels of mounting social and environmental risks, including social polarization, urban conflicts, riots, terror, and climate change threats. This book suggests that climate change and its resulting uncertainties challenge the concepts, procedures, and scope of conventional approaches to planning, creating a need to rethink and revise current planning methods. Therefore, this book suggests a paradigm shift in our thinking, interrogation, and planning of our cities. Based on the contemporary conditions of risk at cities, this book conceptualizes the risk city as a construct of three interlinked concepts of risk, trust, and practice. It is a construct of risk and its new evolving conditions and knowledge of uncertainties stem from climate change and other risks and uncertainties. As a construct of practices, the risk city produces social and political institutional framework and promotes practices accordingly in order to reduce risk and risk possibilities and to increase trust. In light of the complex challenges and risks to the human habitat that have emerged in recent years, many cities have prepared various types of plans aimed at addressing the challenges posed by climate change. Nonetheless, despite the importance of these plans and the major public resources invested in their formulation, we still know little about them and have yet to begin studying them and assessing their contributions . From the innovative perspective of the risk city, this book asks critical questions about the nature, vision, practices, and potential impact of the recent climate change-oriented plans. What kinds of risks do they attempt to address, what types of practices do they institute, and what types of approaches do they apply? Do they adequately address the risks and uncertainties posed? How do they contribute to the worldwide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? This book uses the methodologically innovative Risk City framework to examine the nature, vision, outcomes, practices, and impact of these crucial plans, as well as their contribution to the resilience of our cities and to global efforts toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction Accessed July 29, 2013. Fainstein, Susan S. “Planning and the Just City.” In Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice, ed.

Author: Julie H. Kim

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786473236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The crime fiction world of the late 1970s, with its increasingly diverse landscape, is a natural beginning for this collection of critical studies focusing on the intersections of class, culture and crime—each nuanced with shades of gender, ethnicity, race and politics. The ten new essays herein raise broad and complicated questions about the role of class and culture in transatlantic crime fiction beyond the Golden Age: How is “class” understood in detective fiction, other than as a socioeconomic marker? Can we distinguish between major British and American class concerns as they relate to crime? How politically informed is popular detective fiction in responding to economic crises in Scotland, Ireland, England and the United States? When issues of race and gender intersect with concerns of class and culture, does the crime writer privilege one or another factor? Do values and preoccupations of a primarily middle-class readership get reflected in popular detective fiction?

Understanding the City

Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais ... Relocating Global Cities: From the Centre to the Margins. Boulder, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield ... In Marcuse, P., Connolly, J., Novy, J. et al., Searching for the Just City.

Author: Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443863209

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Henri Lefebvre is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in the field of urban space and its organization; his theories offer reflections still valid for analyzing social relations in urban areas affected by the crisis of the neoliberal economic system. Lefebvre’s ideal of the “right to the city” is now more widely accepted given today’s current cultural and social situation. Most current research on Henri Lefebvre refers solely to his ideas and their theoretical discussion, without focusing on the empirical transcription of the philosopher. This book fills this gap, and proposes examples about the empirical use of Henri Lefebvre’s sociology from the perspective of different cities and researchers in order to understand the city and its evolutions in the context of neoliberal globalization. The book’s main purpose is to revisit Lefebvre’s still-relevant key concepts to propose new comprehensions of the contemporary city. Case studies in this book will show also that the reception of Lefebvrian concepts differs across different contexts, depending on the social and political circumstances of each country. The debates in this book both expand the scope of urban imagination, and help to reinvigorate, unify, and empower shared desires for just urban outcomes. The contributions to this book also illuminate the everyday choices concerning the form and social processes of the city, and the inspiration that they draw from Lefebvre’s theoretical legacy in the realm of urban sociology.

From Plans to Policies

Local Housing Governance for the Growing Cities Vienna and Washington, D.C. Danielle Gluns ... Inequality and exclusion in western cities, London, New York: Routledge, pp. 28–44. ... Searching for the just city. Debates in urban theory ...

Author: Danielle Gluns

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658257545

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

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Danielle Gluns examines how urban housing governance reacts to the onset of urban growth in an internationally comparative perspective. The study is based on in‐depth case studies of Washington, D.C., which is an example of primarily market‐based interactions, and Vienna, which has traditionally pursued an active steering role of the local state. The author assesses the goals of urban development formulated by local actors and analyzes their translation into housing policies within the respective governance structures. She demonstrates that path dependence is an important feature of urban housing governance, with relationships, ideologies, and physical urban structures leading to stability. Even so, change is possible, as both systems integrate new policy elements. At the same time, both structures perpetuate inequality in the urban housing system by excluding some of the most disadvantaged groups from decision‐making.

Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking

The Just City. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. ———. 2011. “Planning and the Just City.” In Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice, edited by Peter Marcuse, 19–39. Questioning Cities series.

Author: Susanna F. Schaller

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820355160

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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The "livable city," the "creative city," and more recently the "pop-up city" have become pervasive monikers that identify a new type of urbanism that has sprung up globally, produced and managed by the business improvement district and known colloquially by its acronym, BID. With this case study, Susanna F. Schaller draws on more than fifteen years of research to present a direct, focused engagement with both the planning history that shaped Washington, D.C.'s landscape and the intricacies of everyday life, politics, and planning practice as they relate to BIDs. Schaller offers a critical unpacking of the BID ethos, which draws on the language of economic liberalism (individual choice, civic engagement, localism, and grassroots development), to portray itself as color blind, democratic, and equitable. Schaller reveals the contradictions embedded in the BID model. For the last thirty years, BID advocates have engaged in effective and persuasive storytelling; as a result, many policy makers and planners perpetuate the BID narrative without examining the institution and the inequities it has wrought. Schaller sheds light on these oversights, thus fostering a critical discussion of BIDs and their collective influence on future urban landscapes.

Searching for the Divine in Plato and Aristotle

For, the goal of the just city is not to maximize the happiness of one individual or class, but that of the whole city, an end that requires training the most intellectually able citizens and ensuring their return to the city “to bind ...

Author: Julie K. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009021074

Category: Philosophy


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To scholars of ancient philosophy, theoria denotes abstract thinking, with both Plato and Aristotle employing the term to signify philosophical contemplation. Yet it is surprising for some to find an earlier, traditional meaning referring to travel to festivals and shrines. In an attempt to dissolve the problem of equivocal reference, Julie Ward's book seeks to illuminate the nature of traditional theoria as ancient festival-attendance as well as the philosophical account developed in Plato and Aristotle. First, she examines the traditional use referring to periodic festivals, including their complex social and political arrangements, then she considers the subsequent use by Plato and Aristotle. Broadly speaking, she discerns a common thread running throughout both uses: namely, the notion of having a visual experience of the sacred or divine. Thus her book aims to illuminate the nature of philosophical theoria described by Plato and Aristotle in light of traditional, festival theoria.

Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice. Abingdon: Routledge. COHRE (Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions). 2006. Listening to the Poor: Housing Rights in Nairobi, Kenya. Consultation Report, Fact-Funding ...

Author: Liza Rose Cirolia

Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd

ISBN: 9781775820833

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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More than 1.2 million households in South Africa live in informal settlements, without access to adequate shelter, services or secure tenure. There has been a gradual shift to upgrading these informal settlements in recent years, and there have been some innovative experiments. Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa: a partnership-based approach examines the successes and challenges of informal settlement upgrading initiatives in South Africa and contextualises these experiences within global debates about informal settlement upgrading and urban transformation. The book discusses: · The South African informal settlement upgrading agenda from local, national and international perspectives · South African ‘city experiences’ with informal housing and upgrading · The role of partnerships, actors and capabilities in pursuing an incremental upgrading agenda · Tools, instruments and methodologies for incremental upgrading · Implications of the upgrading agenda for the transformation of cities The book has been written and edited by a wide range of practitioners and researchers from government, NGOs, the private sector and academia. It covers theory and practice and represents a vast accumulated body of housing experience in South Africa.

Global Urban Justice

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. 194–213. Maricato, Erminia 2010. 'The Statute of the Peripheral Cityʼ, in Santos Carvalho and Anaclaudia Rossbach (eds.), The City Statute: A ...

Author: Barbara Oomen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107147010

Category: Law

Page: 350

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Provides theoretical and practical insights into how the new phenomenon of human rights cities contributes to global urban justice.

Philosophy and the City

Searching for the Just City: Debates in Urban Theory and Practice. London and New York: Routledge. Marx, K. 1957. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, vol. 1. Translated by S. Moore and E. Aveling. London: Lawrence and Wishart.

Author: Keith Jacobs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786604613

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This volume provides an invaluable resource for advanced-level students of place and space in philosophy, geography, sociology and urban studies. It includes coverage of all the major terms, theories and concepts, examines specific cities and historical contexts, and explores future directions for a philosophy of the city.