1.1.1 What you will learn

Course subject(s) 1. Spatial Justice

Spatial Justice is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges for cities in emerging economies. It is a relatively new area of study that focuses on mainly two ‘types’ of justice: distributive justice and procedural justice. On one hand, justice is sought through the fair allocation of resources and services throughout the urban territory. On the other hand, justice or injustice can also be found in the planning and design procedures, laws and regulations of a city.

This part of the course aims to analyze concrete cases of spatial justice and injustice in emerging economies and how contemporary theories apply there. It seeks to shift the attention given in the last few years to issues of spatial justice in the Global North, to issues of spatial justice in the booming metropolises of the Global South, where spatial fragmentation and inequality are extreme.

There are three papers available for the Spatial Justice module:

  • “The City and Spatial Justice” by Edward Soja
  • “Spatial Justice and Planning” by Susan Fainstein
  • a UNHabitat concept paper on Urban Equity in Development
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