Manifesto for the Just City comes in the wake of the realisation that socio-spatial justice is a crucial dimension for sustainability transitions. Growing inequality and the erosion of the public sphere undermine the social and political structures required to fight climate change, pandemics and other systemic shocks. This book aims to encourage students to formulate their own visions for the Just City and for a just transition.

Tonight we will launch the second volume of ‘A Manifesto for the Just City’ published by TU Delft Open and funded by the Delft Design for Values Institute. This publication gathers 63 manifestos written by 256 students from 48 universities all over the world.

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DossierDesigning Cities for All

The first volume of ‘A Manifesto for the Just City’ was published by TU Delft in collaboration with the World Urban Campaign. To get an idea of the different perspectives on Just Cities, you can download the publication of 2021 here or order the hardcopy through this link.

Volume two of ‘A Manifesto for the Just City’ will soon also be available online!

A Manifesto for the Just City Vol. I

Roberto Rocco is an Associate Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Department of Urbanism (TU Delft). He is a specialist in governance for the built environment. This includes issues of spatial justice and social sustainability as crucial dimensions of sustainability transitions. He also leads the discussion on diversity and inclusion at the faculty he works for and he is one of the people behind A Manifesto for the Just City

Caroline Newton is an urban planner, an architect and a political scientist. Her work and research focuses on the socio spatial dimensions of design and critical spatial practices in Europe and the Global South. She believes that academic work should be a direct connection between interdisciplinary scholarly research and social engagement, thereby actually contributing to a more social and environmentally just society. She is also one of the people behind A Manifesto for the Just City

Mariana Fix is Professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo in Brazil. Mariana’s scholarship revolves around the commodification & financialisation of urban space, and how grassroots movements in Brazil face the challenge of accessing their right to the city in light of that financialisation. Mariana is the author of the books “Partners in Exclusion” (Parceiros da Exclus o, 2001) and “São Paulo, Global City” (São Paulo, Cidade Global, 2007), both published in Brazil by Boitempo Editorial. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Campinas (2012), a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of São Paulo (2003), and a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (1996).

Programme seriesDesigning Cities for All

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