1.2.3 Spatial Justice. Want to know more?

Course subject(s) 1. Spatial Justice

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1.    Workshop Spatial Justice David Harvey at the University of Westminster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnGtfSBMJrY

2.    Workshop Spatial Justice Doreen Massey at the University of Westminster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vppCnTu88

3.    What is Spatial Justice? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwlXUcn-MNs

4.    Edward Soja on Spatial Justice at Mellon Lecture (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo14EQNfJRI  Published on Nov 4, 2015

5.    Michael Merry: Alexander von Humboldt Lecture: ‘Disadvantage, choice and spatial justice’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUNU1I6-vVs

6.    David Harvey: The Right to the City and Urban Resistance @ Fortaleza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjyLWMSZ2nY&t=785s

7.    James Holston, Department of Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, speaking at the symposium “Emergent cities: Conflicting claims and the politics of informality,” at Uppsala University, Sweden March 9, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpHNN2Wsnds

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