Realising Just Cities by Leonie Joubert and the Mistra Urban Futures Realising Just Cities team, is a new book which explores the intersecting themes of spatial, cultural and environmental justice as investigated in the research of the Realising Just Cities project.
The book paints a picture of the shape and nature of our cities. It captures the processes that Mistra Urban Futures researches used in order to bring together knowledge, skill and experience of many different role players in order to see how to find better ways to make real and tangible the notion of a just city.
The book draws on the experience of nearly a decade of Mistra Urban Futures work, as the project wraps up towards the end of 2020. The stories feature some of the highlights of a few projects across the network, looking at the research and its outputs, as well as the processes used in order to co-produce knowledge.
The stories in this book zoom in on some of the on-the-ground projects in these cities, to show the nature of the research and the solutions they have found to city-scale challenges in their individual contexts. They reflect how the Mistra Urban Futures work contributes towards supporting cities around the world to realise the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, the book shows how these different cities are making efforts, both directly and indirectly, to realise SDG 11, which focuses on making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Importantly, these stories also capture the processes involved in bringing the different stakeholders together in order to reach these conclusions.
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