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Planning for the Just City

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Committee Rooms 1 & 2

Glamorgan Building, School of Geography and Planning

King Edward VII Avenue

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Neoliberalism approaches to urban development have prioritized economic growth rather than justice. Increased inequality and diminished access to amenities and welfare for the already disadvantaged have resulted. The use of justice as a governing principle—defined by the criteria of equity, diversity, and democracy—would require that policies be evaluated in terms of their outcomes rather than simply the quality of the planning process. Arguments for giving priority to justice in planning are presented, and policy examples from New York, Amsterdam, and Singapore are used to illustrate different planning approaches and their consequences for more just cities.

Susan S. Fainstein is a Senior Research Fellow in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her book The Just City was published in 2010 by Cornell University Press. Among her other books are The City Builders: Property, Politics, and Planning in London and New York; Restructuring the City; and Urban Political Movements. She has co-edited volumes on urban tourism, planning theory, urban theory, and gender and has authored over 100 book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. Her research interests include planning theory, urban theory, urban redevelopment, and comparative urban policy. She received the Distinguished Educator Award of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), which recognizes lifetime career achievement, the Davidoff Book Award of the ACSP, and has been a resident fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Center for Scholars at Bellagio.

Dr. Fainstein has been a professor of planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She has been a visiting professor at, among others, the University of Amsterdam and the National University of Singapore. She was an editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and of Ethnic and Racial Studies and has served as a consultant to various public organizations.

She received her A.B. from Harvard University in government, her M.A. from Boston University in African Studies, and her Ph.D. in political science from MIT.

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