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What walking the city streets might tell us about spatial justice and democracy


Stratford, E, What walking the city streets might tell us about spatial justice and democracy, Geography Directions, Royal Geographical Society, United Kingdom, 24 September, pp. 1-9. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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In cities around the world, on any day or night, billions of us walk the streets where we live: some willingly, some without choice; some easily, some with great effort. These walks happen for a variety of reasons, from the mundane trip to the shops, to the large protests that have been so common around the world over the last few years, where walking the streets has become a key way to uphold citizen and majority rule, fair and free elections, cooperative conduct, and individual and minority rights. Little wonder then that for many the walkability of our cities has been considered a fundamental human right, crucial to democracy, governing, and planning.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:cities, democracy, social justice, spatial justice, walking, Australia, Wollongong
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:135096
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP140100088)
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2019-09-27
Last Modified:2019-10-03

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