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Spatial Justice

May 17, 2018
By: 
Ann Dale

Have you ever wondered when you drive through poorer communities, why there are so few trees, such little green space, as contrasted with wealthier communities? Spatial justice, a concept originally proposed by David Harvey and Edward Soja, integrates the concept of space into social justice. The organization of space is a critical aspect of human societies and reflects what we value and influences social relations (Henri Lefebvre, 1968, 1072).

To learn more, please watch the short video above on spatial justice, a winner of the 2017 American Association of Geographers Shorts.