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How UCD in Philadelphia is defining and measuring ‘justice’ through Just Spaces

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      aliali
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      Here’s a good read, folks: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/09/11/how-university-city-district-philadelphia-is-defining-and-measuring-justice-in-public-space/. Excerpt:

      PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH THE JUST SPACES TOOL

      UCD’s ‘understanding of justice cannot be achieved without an accountability mechanism. To keep us on track toward our goal of improving inclusion in public space, we’ve developed a web-based tool that allows University City District and other planners, designers, and managers to measure inclusivity and justice in their spaces. Its premise is simple, and it distills Low’s framework into discrete organizational questions that public space owners, managers, and advocates can answer. These include: Who is using our spaces? Who is not using our spaces? What kinds of interventions (e.g. programming, operations, design, regulations, security) impact who does and does not use our spaces? After answering these questions, we can consult the framework to explore more in-depth solutions.’

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