Cities and Diversity: Should We Want It? Can We Plan For It?

Urban Affairs Review, 41(1): 3-19, 2005

By: , Susan Fainstein
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Social Equity

This article critiques planning’s focus on diversity and advocates instead for the model of the just city. It explains the history of the concept of diversity in planning and how the values and value associated with the concept have changed over time, revealing the tensions between equity, diversity, sustainability, and growth.