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Whose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces (PART I)
PART I: What is Spatial Justice? Principles of Planning for Welcoming Public Spaces

What is spatial justice, and how can cities and towns use this framework to rethink how their built environment supports people’s rights to be, thrive, express and connect? What role can artists and public art play in helping us imagine and shape more inclusive, thriving public spaces throughout Greater Boston? Join a lively discussion among artists, activists, and urbanists who are leading the conversation about spatial justice in our region today.


- Kenneth Bailey, urban designer and co-founder, Design Studio for Social Intervention (
- Molly Rose Kaufman, Provost & Program Director, University of Orange (
- Anthony Romero, Boston-based artist, writer, and organizer; 2019-2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (

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“What is Spatial Justice?” is part one of “Whose Public? Planning and Placemaking for Welcoming Public Spaces.” This three-part discussion series explores the role that planners, artists, and government staff can play in shaping just, joyful, and inclusive public spaces.

Aug 18, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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