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Social Justice and the Built Environment

This guide provides resources for researching about and engaging with issues involving social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and the built environment.

Researching Social Justice and the Built Environment

Social Justice Research related to the Built Environment is a broad, complex process. The categories below will give you some ideas of how to get started, but please reach out to Librarians for more assistance.

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Call Numbers Ranges to browse:
  • HD7287.3 Housing policy
  • HD7288.75-HD7288.76 Discrimination in Housing
  • HT101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
  • HT165.5-169.9 City planning
  • HT170-178 Urban renewal. Urban redevelopment
  • HT201-221 City population--Including children in cities, immigration
  • HT231 Effect of city life
  • HT251-265 Mental and moral life
  • HT281 Recreation. Amusements
  • HT321-325 The city as an economic factor. City promotion
  • HT330-334 Metropolitan areas
  • HT351-352 Suburban cities and towns
  • HT361-384 Urbanization. City and country
  • HT388 Regional economics. Space in economics
  • HT390-395 Regional planning
  • NA 1997 Woman as Architects
  • NA2543.R37 Architecture and Race
  • NA2543.W65 Architecture and Women
  • NA2545 Barrier-free Design
  • NA7195 Housing for Seniors, Youth, Disabled
  • NA9000-9248 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Subjects/Keywords to Search
  • Building laws; Zoning; Architecture--Standards
  • City Planning--Evaluation; City Planning--Social aspects
  • Regional and Urban Planning; Community development; Sustainable development
  • Discrimination in Housing; Low-income housing
  • Urban Renewal; Urbanization; Suburbs
  • Mexican-American Border Region; Borderlands
  • Racism; Prejudices; Bias; Race relations; Anti-racism; Discrimination; Interpersonal Relations
Sources to scan for keywords and terminology:

Demographic and Governmental Resources


Databases for Social Justice Research