The Right to Vision: A New Planning Praxis for Conflict Cities

Citation:

Diane E. Davis and Tali Hakuta. 2011. “The Right to Vision: A New Planning Praxis for Conflict Cities.” Journal of Planning Education and Research, 31, 3, Pp. 241-257. Publisher's Version

Abstract:

Building on Henri Lefebvre’s work on the role of imagination in crafting socially just urban conditions and “rights to the city,” this paper asks whether new ideas and urban practices can be produced through the use of experimental visioning techniques. Using empirical evidence drawn from an ideas competition for Jerusalem, one of the world’s most intractable conflict cities, the paper considers the extent to which the global call to create alternative visions for a just, peaceful, and sustainable Jerusalem resulted in new strategies considered fundamentally different from those routinely deployed in conventional planning practice, how and why.