Kurt Iveson has been researching the question of how social justice can be achieved in cities. Within this broad interest, he has focused on two main areas. First, he is interested in the significance of the urban public realm for citizenship and democracy. This has included looking at contests over different uses of urban public space, including the politics of protest, graffiti writing, cruising, hanging out, and outdoor advertising. Second, he has explored how urban planning might work better to achieve social justice in cities. In particular, he has considered the ways in which planners should conceptualise, and respond to, different forms of diversity in the city.
Kurt has been writing a blog about cities and citizenship for a number of years: it can be found here.
(2007) Publics and the City.