Urban Planning and Urban Values

The Freedom Center is going to host a talk by Sanford Ikeda this upcoming Tuesday, March 10, on the relationship between urban planning and ethics. Sandy is a Professor of Economics at Purchase College, SUNY.

The renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs famously argues that urban planning that fails to appreciate how the design of public spaces influences human behavior can cause the death of cities, specifically when planners are insensitive to how interventions into the built environment systematically change the way people interact with one another. Interpreting Jacobs’s argument in terms of the impact of planning on the values that enable cooperation among strangers in a living city can contribute to our understanding of the relationship between urbanism and ethics.

We welcome faculty, students, and staff of the Philosophy and Moral Science Departments as well as members of the wider University community.