The ethics of metropolitan growth: A framework

  title={The ethics of metropolitan growth: A framework},
  author={R. Kirkman},
  journal={Philosophy & Geography},
  pages={201 - 218}
  • R. Kirkman
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy & Geography
  • Although debates about the shape and future of the built environment are usually cast in economic and political terms, they also have an irreducible ethical component that stands in need of careful examination. This paper is the report of an exploratory study in descriptive ethics carried out in Atlanta, Georgia. Archival sources and semi-structured interviews provide the basis for identifying and sorting the diverse value judgments and value conflicts that come into play in a rapidly growing… CONTINUE READING
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