social justice

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

You read the Blog now read the book, coming in August 2017 in the MIT Press Food, Health, and the Environment series! The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively inexpensive. While some of the cities that host food trucks encourage their proliferation, others throw [...]

By |2018-01-30T17:48:13-04:00February 5th, 2017|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

Moving Beyond the Sharing Economy: The Case for ‘Sharing Cities’.

© CUNY 2012 The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture What can be bad about an economy that’s called ‘sharing’? Sharing is the antithesis of our current dog-eat-dog economy right? With a booming global population and mass-migration to cities, surely anything that encourages getting-along with each other is a good thing? But the sharing economy is under attack – though surprisingly not from market-is-gospel neoliberals. It’s being rejected by people who put [...]

By |2018-01-30T17:58:38-04:00July 10th, 2014|Just Sustainabilities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mind the crap: Socially successful but not socially just?

Oh dear. How many times have we been here before, and how many times must we go here again? Design for Social Sustainability: A framework for creating thriving communities (April 2012) is a report from the The Young Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental think tank based in London that specializes in insights, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs. The report was commissioned jointly by the U.K. government's Homes and Communities Agency as part of its Future Communities programme (a partnership between government and the Young Foundation). The [...]

By |2012-04-18T16:46:56-04:00April 18th, 2012|Just Sustainabilities|1 Comment