Spatial Justice (2007)


This volume proceeds from the notion that justice is, and should be, a principal goal of urban planning in all its institutional and grassroots forms. Yet why speak of spatial justice instead of social justice? What do critical spatial thinking and practices contribute to the pursuit of justice?


Table of Contents

Editorial Note: Why Spatial Justice? (pdf)
Ava Bromberg, Gregory D. Morrow, Deirdre Pfeiffer

What Makes Justice Spatial? What Makes Spaces Just? Three Interviews on the Concept of Spatial Justice
Nicholas Brown, Ryan Griffis, Kevin Hamilton, Sharon Irish, Sarah Kanouse

Sculpting the Social Geography of Lower Manhattan: Artists and AIDS Activists in the 1980s and 1990s (pdf)
Tamar Carroll

Space vs. Race: A Historical Exploration of Spatial Injustice and Unequal Access to Water in Lagos, Nigeria
Charisma Acey

Building the Right to Return: Toward a Framework of Social and Spatial Justice in New Orleans
Anna Livia Brand

When Natural Disaster Collided with Unnatural Order: Gender and Spatial Injustice in Pos-Tsunami Aceh
Dewi H. Susilastuti

Listening, Collaboration, Solidarity (pdf)
Scott Berzofsky, Christopher Gladora, David Sloan, and Nicholas Wisniewski

The Baumwagen Culture (pdf)
Stefan Canham

Spatial Justice for Ayn Hawd: Thoughts on an Alternative Master Plan for a Palestinian Village
Sabine Horlitz and Oliver Clemens

Contested Space: The Struggle for the Little Village Lawndale High School (pdf)
Joanie Friedman

Resistance through Celebration: The Philadelphia Odunde Festival and The Role of Cultural Spatial Practices in Gentrification Conflicts
Annis Whitlow

Staging the Streets: Mutable Space in a Military State
Elise Morrison

Japanese-American Farmers and the Palos Verdes Peninsula: A Reflection on their Settlement and Forced Displacement
Stanislav Parfenov

Book Review: Removing Unfreedoms: Citizens as Agents of Change in Urban Development
Ashok Das

Book Review: Barrio Urbanism: Chicana/os, Planning, and American Cities
Andrea Contreras

Further Reading  and Spatial Justice Speaker Series

Spatial Justice Speaker Series at UCLA - Fall 2006 – Spring 2007 (pdf)

Returning Power to Neighborhoods:
Transforming Intersections into Public Spaces
November 9, 2006
Mark Lakeman, Architect and co-founder of City Repair Project, Portland

Participation Problems!
December 7, 2006
Rosten Woo and Damon Rich, The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), New York City

The Demolition of Dome Village and the Creation of Spatial Justice for Downtown Los Angeles’s Homeless
January 25, 2007
Films Screened:
Pharoah’s Streets (2001) - Jethro Rothe-Kushel
Scenes from the Urban Frontier (2007) - Ernest R. Savage, III
Panel discussion:
Katy Haber, executive director, Dome Village, Los Angeles -
Bilal Ali, Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) -
Jethro Rothe-Kushel, filmmaker -
Ernest R. Savage, III, journalist and filmmaker
Joseph DeRusha, permaculturist
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel, activist, journalist, and performer

The Research Practices of AREA Chicago:
February 15, 2007
Daniel Tucker, Chicago-based artist and organizer, editor of AREA Chicago

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage
March 14, 2007
Heather Rogers, author and filmmaker, New York City

Spatial Justice: Capabilities and Disabilities in the City
April 11, 2007
Films Screened:
In Cuba, Disabled, (2002)
In Berkeley, Enabled, (2003)
Victor Pineda, filmmaker, co-founder and President of the Babylon Arts Group and
California’s Disability Media Center, Ph.D. student, UCLA Department of Urban Planning