Peter Marcuse

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks


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This article, which discusses justice as an objective of urban planning, mentions that the planning profession's Code of Ethics in the United States states that planners should serve the public interest. It also enumerates the reasons why planners should be concerned with justice. These include the fact that planning is an action of government which necessarily affects the distribution of goods, services, and, more generally, life opportunities among individuals and groups, and that planners' actions focus on the distribution of space and thus the distribution of its benefits and costs.

Keywords: justice; urban planning; Code of Ethics; United States; public interest; life opportunities; benefits and costs; distribution of space

Article.  11053 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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