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Urban and Industrial Environments

Robert Gottlieb, series editor

Addresses questions arising from the intersection of environment and urban and industrial organization, including issues of technology, landscape, and social organization.

Sewage Treatment and the Contradictions of the Industrial Ecosystem

A history of of the industrial ecosystem that focuses on the biological sewage treatment plant as an early example.

Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

Case studies exploring how experts’ encounters with environmental justice are changing technical and scientific practice.

Nature, Technology, and the Sustainable City

A study of urban stormwater runoff that explores the relationships among nature, technology, and society in cities.

Local Perspectives on Global Injustices

Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights.

Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate

How community-based planning has challenged the powerful real estate industry in New York City.

People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning

A call to reconnect the fields of urban planning and public health that offers a new decision-making framework for healthy city planning.

Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis
Edited by M. Paloma Pavel

Activists, analysts, and practitioners describe innovative strategies that promote healthy neighborhoods, fair housing, and accessible transportation throughout America’s cities and suburbs.

An examination of the awareness of environmental and social justice issues in the former Soviet republics—from the Western-style democracies of the Baltic region to the totalitarian regimes of Central Asia—and the resulting activism in those states.

Sustainability, Justice, and Urban Development in the United States

An overview of the localist movement in the United States, from “buy local” campaigns to urban agriculture, and its potential for addressing global problems of sustainability and justice.

The Remaking of American Environmentalism

Chronicles the activist career of Barry Commoner, one of the most influential American environmental thinkers, and his role in recasting the environmental movement after World War II.

Problems, Promise, and Practice

Scholars and activists investigate the emergence of a distinctively Latin American environmental justice movement, offering analysis and case studies that illustrate the connections between popular environmental mobilization and social justice in the region.

Nature and Community in the Global City

Describes how water politics, cars and freeways, and immigration and globalization have shaped Los Angeles, and how innovative social movements are working to make a more livable and sustainable city.

Rethinking Urban Rivers

Examines efforts in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Jose, and other cities to reclaim postindustrial urban riverside land for use as open space, parks and housing.

Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice

Examines the export of hazardous wastes to poor communities of color around the world and charts the global social movements that challenge them.

Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley

Analyzes the extent to which foreign investment in Mexico’s information technology sector brought economic, social, and environmental benefits to Guadalajara.

Activism, Innovation, and the Environment in an Era of Globalizaztion
Climate Change and the University

How members of college and university communities can take action on climate change: strategies, projects, and lessons in how to motivate complex organizations to make changes.

Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity
The Social Justice Challenge to the Environmental Movement

Analysis and case studies from interdisciplinary perspectives explore the possibility and desirability of collaboration between the grassroots-oriented environmental justice movement and mainstream environmental organizations.

The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice

Examines the culture, politics, and history of the movement for environmental justice in New York City, tracking activism in four neighborhoods on issues of public health, garbage, and energy systems in the context of privatization, deregulation, and globalization.

Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk
Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development
A Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor
Standards and the Hidden Language of Place Making
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