Social Justice and the City

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Social Justice and the City

The Design and Urban Ecologies Graduate Program at Parsons The New School for Design presents a symposium that will commentate the 40th anniversary of David Harvey's Social Justice and the City. The symposium will include urbanists, faculty, students, and community organizers to reflect on the past and strategize for the future, based on Harvey's publication. 


  • David Harvey is distinguished professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and author of numerous books. 
  • Sharon Zukin is professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and at the CUNY Graduate Center. Zukin is the author of books on cities, culture and consumer culture, and a researcher on urban, cultural and economic change. She received the Lynd Award for Career Achievement in urban sociology, from the American Sociological Association, and the C. Wright Mills Book Award for Landscapes of Power
  • Don Mitchell is distinguished professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Mitchell's focuses on the production of landscape, particularly as it relates to laborers and the working classes, as well as the production and meaning of public space, in relation to the homeless. 
  • Margit Mayer is professor at the Graduate School of North American Studies, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, and of the Free University in Berlin. Mayer focuses on social movements in the post-Neo-liberal city.

For a full list of speakers and more information about the event please see the Urban@Parsons website.


Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, room 510

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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