24 and 25 February 2022
Impacts of the ‘urban triumph’ have become increasingly discussed in the literature. Negative effects include inequality, polarisation, segregation, gentrification and unaffordable urban housing. In response, pledges for the advancement of more inclusive, accessible, liveable, or socially sustainable cities have been put forward, commonly discussed under the umbrella of ‘the Just City’. What that entails, what this concept practically implies, often remains vague and poorly articulated.
At a superficial level, everyone wants a ‘just city’, but once we make explicit what that means, the differences that exist and the difficult ethical choices that need to be made might become apparent and sometimes even permeated by deeply contrasting views. The question of what a just city is cannot be evaded, as its answer has great implications for the implementation of urban policies and planning interventions. Therefore, we need ‘to get our hands dirty’ and try to genuinely operationalise the concept.
- Dr. Stefano Cozzolino , ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development
- Dr. Arend Jonkman, Delft University of Technology
With the support of:
- ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (Dortmund)
- AESOP – Association of European Schools of Planning
Contact person at ILS
Dr. Stefano Cozzolino
Phone: +49 (0) 231 9051-237