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Week 12—Due for repair

Week 12—Due for repair

Main reading: Luke and Heynen (2020); Scott (2021)

Other reading: Beyers (2013); Draus et al. (2019); Gilbert and Williams (2020); Small and Minner (2024)

Can problems of structural inequality be remedied by reparations? What would happen if we gave land back?


Beyers, Christiaan. 2013. “Urban Land Restitution and the Struggle for Social Citizenship in South Africa.” Development and Change 44 (4): 965–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12041.

Draus, Paul, Dagmar Haase, Jacob Napieralski, Juliette Roddy, and Salman Qureshi. 2019. “Wounds, Ghosts and Gardens: Historical Trauma and Green Reparations in Berlin and Detroit.” Cities 93 (October): 153–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.05.002.

Gilbert, Jessica L., and Rebekah A. Williams. 2020. “Pathways to Reparations: Land and Healing Through Food Justice.” Human Geography 13 (3): 228–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/1942778620951936.

Luke, Nikki, and Nik Heynen. 2020. “Community Solar as Energy Reparations: Abolishing Petro-Racial Capitalism in New Orleans.” American Quarterly 72 (3): 603–25. https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/1/article/765825.

Scott, Sydni. 2021. “Community Land Trusts: A Case for an Expansive View of Reparations for Black Americans.” N.Y.U. American Public Policy Review, June. https://doi.org/10.21428/4b58ebd1.0a4497f5.

Small, Zachary, and Jennifer S. Minner. 2024. “Do Land Banks Mean Progress Toward Socially Equitable Urban Development? Observations from New York State.” Urban Affairs Review 60 (1): 272–303. https://doi.org/10.1177/10780874231169923.

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