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The just city, Susan S. Fainstein

Label
The just city
Title
The just city
Statement of responsibility
Susan S. Fainstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For much of the twentieth century improvement in the situation of disadvantaged communities was a focus for urban planning and policy. Yet over the past three decades the ideological triumph of neoliberalism has caused the allocation of spatial, political, economic, and financial resources to favor economic growth at the expense of wider social benefits. Susan S. Fainstein's concept of the "just city" encourages planners and policymakers to embrace a different approach to urban development. Her objective is to combine progressive city planners' earlier focus on equity and material well-being with considerations of diversity and participation so as to foster a better quality of urban life within the context of a global capitalist political economy. Fainstein applies theoretical concepts about justice developed by contemporary philosophers to the concrete problems faced by urban planners and policymakers and argues that, despite structural obstacles, meaningful reform can be achieved at the local level
  • In the first half of The Just City, Fainstein draws on the work of John Rawls, Martha Nussbaum, Iris Marion Young, Nancy Fraser, and other to develop an approach to justice relevant to twenty-first-century cities, one that incorporates three central concepts: diversity, democracy, and equity. In the book's second half, Fainstein tests her ideas through case studies of New York, London, and Amsterdam for housing and development in relation to the three norms. She concludes by identifying a set of specific criteria for urban planners and policymakers to consider when developing programs to assure greater justice in both the process of their formulation and their effects."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fainstein, Susan S
Dewey number
  • 303.3/72
  • 307.1216
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.F245 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban policy
  • Municipal government
  • Social justice
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • City planning
  • Social justice
  • Urban policy
  • Moral
  • Soziale Gerechtigkeit
  • Stadtplanung
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Gerechtigkeit
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadsplanering
  • Urban politik
  • Social rättvisa
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The just city, Susan S. Fainstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : toward an urban theory of justice -- Philosophical approaches to the problem of justice -- Justice and urban transformation : planning in context -- New York -- London -- Amsterdam : a just city? -- Conclusion : toward the just city
Control code
726824302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s20v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824302
Label
The just city, Susan S. Fainstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : toward an urban theory of justice -- Philosophical approaches to the problem of justice -- Justice and urban transformation : planning in context -- New York -- London -- Amsterdam : a just city? -- Conclusion : toward the just city
Control code
726824302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4s20v
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824302

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