Keynote: Open City: The Spatial Justice of Urban Sustainability | The Open City Initiative

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


In this lecture, Roberto & Rike will explore the political economy of sustainability, making a case for a radically different interpretation of the problem of the tragedy of the commons. In this talk, issues of sustainability, democracy and spatial justice are not only related, but underscore each other. Roberto also explores ideas of communicative planning that address this intersection.
Period16 Mar 2021
Event titleOpen City Initiative: global network of transdisciplinary education, research, and societal partnerships.
Event typeSeminar
LocationUtrecht, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • social sustainability
  • social choice theory
  • commons
  • Governance
  • communicative rationality
  • communicative planning
  • sustainable cities and communities
  • Spatial Justice
  • Justice