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OUR MISSION

The Spatial Justice Studio (SJS) seeks to establish and sustain interinstitutional, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectoral programs that bring faculty, students and the community together across disciplines into diverse experiences to develop meaningful solutions to issues related to spatial (in)justice. The SJS will explore alternative possibilities for urban areas and ways of achieving more equitable urban futures through active research agendas, engaged teaching practices and community based participatory research which will lead to the creation/regeneration of equitable, functional and sustainable communities for all.

OUR TOPICS 

Uneven distribution of resources
Just sustainability
Spatial planning
Gated communities
Gentrification
Urban resiliency
Climate change
Urban heat islands
Environmental justice
Smart cities
Food deserts
Education
Local government boundary change Gerrymandering
Electoral redistricting
Access to healthcare
Transportation desert
Spatial mismatch

SPATIAL JUSTICE STUDIO EVENTS

OUR WORK

Spatial Justice Studio Faculty/Community Fellows Program

The Faculty / Community Fellows program is open to all faculty at UNCSA and WSSU, as well as interested community members. This year’s program will also allow past fellows to reapply for funding to continue their research into issues of spatial justice impacting the community.

NSF HBCU-UP TIP — URBAN STUDIES & SUSTAINABILITY: Incorporating Data Science into the Urban Studies & Sustainability Curriculum

WSSU’s Target Infusion Project titled – Integrating Data Science into the Urban Studies & Sustainability Program (TIP – IDSUSSP) seeks to expose undergraduate students interested in the field of Urban Studies & Sustainability to data science. Through the use of data, urban studies can help reshape the world’s cities into more sustainable places.

Spatial Justice Indicators

More information to come.

SPATIAL JUSTICE STUDIO, FACULTY LEAD

Dr. Russell M. Smith is a Professor of Geography in the Department of History, Politics & Social Justice and the Faculty Lead for the newly established Spatial Justice Studio at the Center for Design Innovation (SJS @ CDI). He received his doctoral degree in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

2019–2020 SPATIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS

paul kron

JOSEPH SLOOP

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Web Application for Brownfield Identification in Forsyth County, NC

paul kron

DAVE TOREN

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Web Application for Brownfield Identification in Forsyth County, NC

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DANIEL ROSE

Spatial Justice Faculty Fellow

Project:
Public Housing and Public Schools: Are Subsidized Residents at an Educational Disadvantage?

Kristen Haaf

ELISE BARRELLA

Spatial Justice Faculty Fellow

Project:
Assessing Neighborhood Infrastructure through an Equity Lens

Joanne Moore

MEGAN GRIGG

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Property Value Changes and the Impact on Communities in Forsyth County, NC

2018–2019 SPATIAL JUSTICE FELLOWS

paul kron

JOSEPH SLOOP

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Brownfield Data Collection and Mapping in East Winston

joseph sloop

PAUL KRON

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Brownfield Data Collection and Mapping in East Winston

Kristen Haaf

KRISTEN HAAF

Spatial Justice Community Fellow

Project:
Measuring Green Infrastructure Equity for Winston-Salem

Joanne Moore

JOANNE MOORE

UNCSA Spatial Justice Studio Faculty Fellow

Project:
Examining the Impact of Accessibility to Movie Theatres on Urban Communities

Sangkwon Lee

SANGKWON LEE

WSSU Spatial Justice Faculty Fellow

Project:
The Distribution of Public Recreation and Sport Amenities and Socioeconomic Characteristics in Communities: An Application of Distributive Justice Framework

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FALL 2019 EVENTS

 

SEPTEMBER

September 11
CDI Open House

September 30, 2019
SJS Faculty/Community Fellows applications due

OCTOBER

October 11, 2019
“Dismantling the Architecture of Segregation” Conference
Location: Rutgers University – Camden

October 23, 2019
“Urban Form and Economic Mobility” presentation at ACSP Conference
Location: Greenville, SC

NOVEMBER

November 1, 2019
North Carolina Geographic Society Annual Meeting
Location: UNC-Greensboro

November 6, 2019
Triad Gentrification Symposium
Location: Winston-Salem State University

November 13, 2019
Triad GIS Day
Location: Triad Park, Kernersville, NC

November 14, 2019
WSSU GIS Day
Location: Winston-Salem State University

SPRING 2020 EVENTS

 

JANUARY

January 23, 2020 at 12:15pm
Seeking Spatial Justice: The Impact of Urban Planning on Economic Mobility, Presentation by Dr. Russell M. Smith
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem
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FEBRUARY

February 27, 2020, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Transportation is Everything, Featuring Dr. Russell M. Smith
Location: Wake Forest University, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium
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MARCH

March 31, 2020, 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Canceled
Spatial Justice and Housing Policy Presentation, Presentation by Dr. Simone Tulumello, University of Lisbon, Institute of Social Sciences
Location: WSSU (Thompson Center 207C)

APRIL

April 22, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:45pm – Canceled
Consequence of Sprawl: Designing the Unequal Metropolis, Presentation by Dr. Reid Ewing, University fo Utah (Open to the public, registration required)
Location: Enterprise Center, Winston-Salem, NC

April 23, 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm – Canceled
Sprawl and its Impact on the Community Workshop, Featuring Dr. Reid Ewing, University of Utah (Open to the public, registration required)
Location: Enterprise Center, Winston-Salem, NC

OCTOBER

October 5, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm
The Color of Law with Richard Rothstein
Location: Dillard Auditorium on the Campus of WSSU
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SPECIAL EVENT

October 5, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm
The Color of Law with Richard Rothstein
Location: Dillard Auditorium on the Campus of WSSU
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PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

RESOURCES

Justice Spatiale – Spatial Justice
A forum for international debates about spatial justice, in a pluridisciplinary perspective.

Just Space—Community groups supporting each other on London planning
20 May: Just Space has responded to the document produced by the Mayor and still considers that the draft London Plan is unsound because the Public Sector Equalities Duty has not been discharged.

Spatial History Project – Stanford University
The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative spatial, textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities.

Spatial justice – Wikipedia
Spatial justice links together social justice and space, most notably in the works of geographers David Harvey and Edward W. Soja. The organization of space is a crucial dimension of human societies and reflects social facts and influences social relations (Henri Lefebvre, 1968, 1972).Consequently, both justice and injustice become visible in space.

Segregated by Design
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

The City and Spatial Justice — Edward W. Soja

Spatial Justice and Planning — Susan S. Fainstein

Spatial Justice: Towards an Ethics of Spatial Equity — J. Bissett-Scott, Delle Odeleye, Ian Frame

Spatializing the Urban, Part I — Edward Soja

Why Discuss Spatial Justice in Urbanism Studies? — Roberto Rocco

Winston-Salem’s Residential Segregation History — Elizabeth A. Herbin-Triant

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OFFICE LOCATION

Spatial Justice Studio
Center for Design Innovation
450 Design Ave,

Winston-Salem, NC 27101