Planning the Climate-just City

Wendy Steele*, Diana Maccallum, Jason Byrne, Donna Houston

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Issues of urban equity have long been linked to urban planning. Yet in practice the quest for the 'just city', defined in terms of democracy, diversity, difference and sustainability, has proven to be highly problematic. Drawing on examples from the Australian urban context, we argue that the imperative of climate change adds urgency to the longstanding equity agenda of planning in cities. In our normative quest for the climate-just city we offer a conceptual and analytical framework for integrating the principles of climate justice and equity into urban planning thinking and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-83
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Planning Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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