With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’ within the city are key concepts in contemporary political debate. This book examines the theory and practice of justice in and of the city through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on a wide range of expertise. By bringing diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives into conversation with each other to explore the (in) justices in urban environment, education, mobility and participation the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of justice and fairness in and of the city. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students across a range of disciplines including urban and environmental studies, geography, planning, education, ethics and politics.
“For those interested in being able to discuss the just city with conceptual clarity in a globalized and urbanized world, this collection is essential reading.” Mark Davidson, Clark University, USA
Simin Davoudi is Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University. Her research interests lie at the interface of society and ecology and focuses on questions of spatiality, governance, politics and justice on which she had published widely.
Derek Bell is Professor in Environmental Political Theory at Newcastle University. His main research interests lie at the intersection of environmental politics and analytical political philosophy. He has published widely on environmental justice and citizenship, and local and global climate justice.
Understanding justice and fairness in and of the city ~ Derek Bell and Simin Davoudi;
Section One: Local environmental justice;
Urban greenspace and environmental justice claims ~ Simin Davoudi and Elizabeth Brooks;
The school in the city ~ Pamela Woolner;
Transport poverty and urban mobility ~ Roberto Palacin, Geoff Vigar and Sean Peacock;
Food justice and the city ~ Jane Midgley and Helen Coulson;
Section Two: Spatial justice and the right to the city;
Fit and miss-fit: the global spread of urban spatial injustice ~ Suzanne Speak and Ashok Kumar;
Toonsformation: skateboarders' renegotiation of city rights ~ Lee Pugalis, Jon Swords, Michael Jeffries and Bob Giddings;
Young people and their everyday experience of the city ~ Teresa Strachan and Elisa Lopez-Capel;
Section Three: Participation, procedural fairness and local decision making;
Public perceptions of unfairness in urban planning ~ Neil Stanley;
The importance of the past: cultural legacy and making fairness real ~ David Webb;
Section Four: Social justice and life course;
Fair shares for all: the challenge of demographic change ~ Rose Gilroy and Elizabeth Brooks;
Educating urban youth: fair or foul? ~ Karen Laing, Laura Mazzoli Smith and Liz Todd;
Fairness in Newcastle: theory and practice ~ Jan Deckers;
A fairer city: towards a pluralistic, relational and multi-scalar perspective ~ Derek Bell and Simin Davoudi.