Planning for Gender, Diversity, and Justice

AESOP Co-Chair : Mervi Ilmonen, Aalto University, Finland
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ACSP Co-Chair : Stacy Harwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Track Description

Urban areas and regions are witnessing a rapid diversification of their populations with different groups appropriating and transforming their environment through their daily practices. Many of the current planning challenges relate to issues of race, gender, citizenship and conflicts in space.

In this track we are asking, what is the current social order of our cities and environments? Are current policies adequate in responding to the social diversity of cities? Are new policy agendas needed as the existing ones are challenged? Can we create a common culture of tolerance and social justice in a diverse environment? How can planning and planners respond to or address social movements, while managing social diversity and cultural pluralism and seeking to achieve social justice?

Proposals with a critical view on issues of gender, diversity and social justice in the context of planning on both global and local scales are especially welcome. We encourage papers that seek to identify and/or redefine the debates about concepts of equality and inequality, dignity and autonomy and political responsibility.

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