Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447318392 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only
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Justice and Fairness in the City

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to ’Ordinary’ Cities

Edited by Simin Davoudi and Derek Bell

Justice and Fairness in the City

Edited by Simin Davoudi and Derek Bell

Distributed for Bristol University Press

272 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447318392 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447318385 Published July 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Fairness and justice are buzzwords in contemporary political debates across the world. In the United Kingdom, especially, Prime Minister David Cameron has made a serious effort to claim fairness as a key Conservative concept, while the Labour Party has attempted to redefine and claim social justice. Local governments have taken up this discourse of fairness, with fairness commissions intended to develop principles and practical proposals to promote fairer cities appearing in Islington, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, York, Blackpool, and Tower Hamlets, among others.

Contributors to this volume draw on planning, politics, geography, ethics, education, law, and urban design to examine this phenomenon in theory and practice across four broad categories: well being and local environmental justice; education, young people, and fair opportunities; mobility, spatial justice, and the right to the city; and participation, procedural fairness, and social justice. Throughout, they reflect on the key role of the city in the twenty-first-century global political economy and the stark juxtaposition of radically unequal lives within contemporary urban spaces.
Contents
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
Review Quotes
Mark Davidson, Clark University
“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.”
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