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Revisited Public Lecture: Susan Fainstein

Planning and the Just City

Date/Time: Wednesday 6 May

Susan will discuss 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 consequences for different social groups. 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 and formerly Professor of Urban Planning in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She previously taught at Columbia and Rutgers Universities and for seven years as a visiting professor at the LKY School of the National University of Singapore. She received the Distinguished Educator Award for lifetime contributions and the Davidoff Book Award for The Just City, both from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). 

Suan Fainstein Revisited 

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