Policy Press

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Care and the City

Ethics of urbanism

By Juliet Davis

Published

Feb 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529201215

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Feb 1, 2022

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529201239

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

In this important contribution to urban studies, Davis makes the case for a more ethical and humane approach to city development and management.

With a range of illustrative case studies, the book challenges the conventional and neoliberal thinking of urban planners and academics, and explores new ways to correct problems of inequality and exclusion. It shows how a philosophy of caring can improve both city environments and communities.

This is an original and powerful theory of urban care that can promote the wellbeing of our cities’ many inhabitants.

“This unique, timely book shows how urban design can change for the better if it recognises interdependence and dependence as basic to how cities are organised – in short, by becoming care-full.” Christopher Groves, Cardiff University

Juliet Davis is a Reader in Architecture and Urbanism at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

Introduction: Introducing care for the city;

Part 1: Towards an urban theory of care;

What is care?;

Care about, in and for the city;

Studying care in the city;

Part 2: Ethics of care and issues of urbanism;

Care and forms of value;

Comprehensive and incremental change;

Care and citizen participation;

Care and maintenance;

The localism of care;

Care in the commons;

Care and the urban future;

Conclusion: Towards a caring urbanism.