The Caring City

Ethics of Urban Design

By Juliet Davis

Published

Apr 28, 2022

Page count

238 pages

ISBN

978-1529201215

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 28, 2022

Page count

238 pages

ISBN

978-1529201239

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Apr 28, 2022

Page count

238 pages

ISBN

978-1529201239

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
The Caring City

In this important contribution to urban studies, Juliet 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.

"In this original and powerful book, a veritable tour de force that sets a new agenda for urban scholarship, Davis explores the interrelationships between urban design and the creation of places predicated on care and attentiveness to the wellbeing of ecologies and environments." Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths, University of London

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

Juliet Davis is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Cardiff University.

Introduction

1. Care as Practice and Ethic

2. Care in and through Urban Design

3. Placing Care

4. Accessibility in/as Caring

5. Shaping Caring Urban Atmospheres

6. Openness and the Unfolding of Care

7. Continuity, Attachment and Care

8. Urban Design as Tending Futures

Conclusion