How is a “New Social Urbanism” possible if the hegemonic Western paradigm of space production revolves around the antisocial principle of the individualization of every aspect of life? asks Maria Reitano. Following Mark Gottdiener we have entered a new phase of global destabilization amplifying social deficits. However, Tatjana Schneider challenges us to engage with what causes these conditions. Because we already have many of the tools and the infrastructures needed to challenge the unequal, cynical, and anti-social system in which we operate as planners, as Christoffer Jusélius and Helen Runting clarify. We never know what new forms will emerge out of that, although if you think about democracy in a city as a role model, it is always very messy, as Sharon Zukin states, but according to her this may be what “New Social Urbanism” is all about.