Manifesto for the Just City

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The ‘Manifesto for a Just City’ is an online workshop gathering students and teachers from more than 100 universities around the world around the ideas of the Just City and Spatial Justice. The Just City is used here as a metaphor for sustainable, inclusive, and fair urban development that allows citizens and the planet to flourish. The realization that values play a crucial role in design and planning animates the project, which considers spatial justice a pivotal internal and necessary good in spatial planning, without which planning is meaningless.  After being offered a series of lectures on aspects of spatial justice by leading academics and practitioners, students are invited to develop a manifesto in groups, expressing their own ideas about the just city in context. This project is a partnership between TU Delft, the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Winston-Salem State University, the University of Illinois at Urban Champaign, the Morgan State University of Baltimore, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology of Cape Town, and a host of universities around the world who take up this exercise as a course exercise. The project is supported by the Delft Design for Values Institute (DDfV), the TU Delft platform discussing values in design and engineering.

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A Manifesto for the Just City : 2021 edition

Roberto Rocco (ed), Caroline Newton (ed)
June 1, 2022
A Manifesto for the Just City Volume 3

A Manifesto for the Just City: Volume 3

Roberto Rocco (ed), Caroline Newton (ed)
September 24, 2023

A Manifesto for the Just City: Cities for all

Roberto Rocco (ed), Caroline Newton (ed), Luz Maria Vergara d’Alençon (ed), Anja van der Watt (ed)
March 29, 2021