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Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

Simin Davoudi and Derek Bell


This book examines the theory and practice of fairness and justice in and of ‘ordinary’ cities through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on expertise in planning, politics, geography, ethics, education, law and urban design. The importance of understanding, identifying and addressing injustice in the contemporary city cannot be over estimated. More than half of the global population live in cities and ‘the city’ plays a key role in 21st-century global political economy yet we find a stark juxtaposition of radically unequal lives within contemporary cities. The contributors to thi ... More

Keywords: justice, injustice, fairness, city, justice and the city, right to the city, everyday life, ordinary cities, spatial justice, newcastle upon tyne

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447318385
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simin Davoudi, editor
Newcastle University

Derek Bell, editor
Newcastle University

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Section One Local environmental justice

Simin Davoudi and Derek Bell

Two Urban greenspace and environmental justice claims

Simin Davoudi and Elizabeth Brooks

Four Transport poverty and urban mobility

Roberto Palacin, Geoff Vigar and Sean Peacock

Five Food justice and the city

Jane Midgley and Helen Coulson

Seven Toonsformation: skateboarders’ renegotiation of city rights

Lee Pugalis, Jon Swords, Michael Jeffries and Bob Giddings

Eight Young people and their experience of place in the city

Teresa Strachan and Elisa Lopez-Capel

Section Four Social justice and life course

Derek Bell and Simin Davoudi

Twelve Educating urban youth: fair or foul?

Karen Laing, Laura Mazzoli Smith and Liz Todd

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