The Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning series offers a selection of some of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from around the world. The internationally recognized authors of these award-winning papers take up a range of salient issues from the theory and practice of planning.
This 6th volume incorporates essays that explore the salient issue commonly referred to as "The Right to the City." This theme speaks to a growing new movement within planning theory and practice with multiple aims and strategies but with the common objective of advancing a more just and equitable world. The right to the city functions as a manifesto advancing academic explorations of the opportunities for, and barriers to, expanding human and environmental justice. At the same time, it extends beyond academic inquiry to engage directly with the policy, legal and political dimensions of human rights. The right to the city has been invoked by global bodies such as United Nations-Habitat and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to bolster not only their agendas around fundamental human rights but advance urban policies promoting inclusion, sustainability, and resilience. Dialogues 6 offers engaging explorations into the academic expeditions by the global planning community that have helped to energize this movement. The papers assembled here through processes of peer review represent an invaluable collection to untangle the complexities of this dynamic new approach to urban and regional planning.
The Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) series is published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) and its member national and transnational planning schools associations.
Introduction Christophe Demaziere, Robert Freestone and Christopher Silver
Dialogues 6: The Right to the City
Chapter 1 Geraldo Magela Costa and Marcos Gustavo Pires De Melo
Planning Theory and Practice: Reflections on the Right to the City
Chapter 2 Mark Purcell
Possible Worlds: Henri Lefebvre and the Right to the City
Chapter 3 Marie-Helene Bacque and Mario Gauthier
Participation, Urban Planning and Urban Studies: Four Decades of Debates and Experiments since S.R. Arnstein’s "A Ladder of Citizen Participation
Chapter 4Marie Huchzermeyer
Humanism, Creativity and Rights: Invoking Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City in the Tension Presented by Informal Settlements in South Africa Today
Chapter 5 John Harner, Edith Jimenez Huerta and Heriberto Cruz Solis
Housing and Urban Growth in Guadalajara, Mexico
Chapter 6 Delik Hudalah, Haryo Winarso and Johan Woltjer
Gentrifying the Peri-Urban: Land Use Conflicts and Institutional Dynamics at the Frontier of an Indonesian Metropolis
Chapter 7 Leela Viswanathan
Decolonization, Recognition and Reconciliation in Reforming Land Use Policy and Planning With First Nations in Southern Ontario
Chapter 8 Libby Porter
Possessory Politics and the Conceit of Procedure: Exposing The Cost of Rights Under Conditions of Dispossession
Chapter 9 Deanna Grant-Smith, Peter Edwards and Laurel Johnson
Putting Children in the Place on Public Transit: Managing Mobilities in the Child-Friendly City
Chapter 10 Duygu Cihanger and A. Burak Buyukcivelek
From National Discontent to Urban Rights Claim: Gezi Park Protests
Chapter 11 Diana MacCallum, Jason Byrne and Wendy Steele
Whither Justice? An Analysis of Local Climate Change Responses from South East Queensland, Australia
Published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), and the member planning schools associations, representing over 360 planning schools in nearly 50 countries around the globe.
Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning offers a selection of the best urban planing scholarship from the world’s planning school associations. The award-winning papers presented illustrate some of the concerns and the discourse of planning scholars and provide a glimpse of planning theory and practice around the world. All those with an interest in urban and regional planning will find this collection stimulating in opening avenues for research and debate.