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  • The Environmental Advantages of Cities
    The Environmental Advantages of Cities (English, Paperback) William B. Meyer

    Conventional wisdom about the environmental impact of cities holds that urbanization and environmental quality are necessarily at odds. Cities are seen to be sites of ecological disruption, consuming a disproportionate share of natural resources, producing high levels of pollution, and concentrating harmful emissions precisely where the population is most concentrated. Cities appear to be...

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  • Contested Water
    Contested Water (English, Paperback) Joanna L. Robinson

    Attempts by local governments to privatize water services have met with furious opposition. Activists argue that to give private companies control of the water supply is to turn water from a common resource into a marketized commodity. Moreover, to cede local power to a global corporation puts communities at the center of controversies over economic globalization. InContested Water, Joanna...

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  • Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy
    Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy (English, Paperback) David J. Hess

    Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy is the first book to explore the broad implications of the convergence of industrial and environnmental policy in the United States. Under the banner of "green jobs," clean energy industries and labor, environmental, and antipoverty organizations have forged "blue-green" alliances and achieved some policy victories, most notably at the state and local levels. In...

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  • Rivertown
    Rivertown (English, Paperback) Paul Stanton Kibel

    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.

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  • Hybrid Nature
    Hybrid Nature (English, Paperback) Daniel Schneider

    Biological sewage treatment, like electricity, power generation, telephones, and mass transit, has been a key technology and a major part of the urban infrastructure since the late nineteenth century. But sewage treatment plants are not only a ubiquitous component of the modern city, they are also ecosystems -- a hybrid variety that incorporates elements of both nature and industry and embodies...

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  • Neighborhood as Refuge
    Neighborhood as Refuge (English, Paperback) Isabelle Anguelovski

    Environmental justice as studied in a variety of disciplines is most often associated with redressing disproportionate exposure to pollution, contamination, and toxic sites. InNeighborhood as Refuge, Isabelle Anguelovski takes a broader view of environmental justice, examining wide-ranging comprehensive efforts at neighborhood environmental revitalization that include parks, urban agriculture,...

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  • Fracking the Neighborhood
    Fracking the Neighborhood (English, Paperback) Jessica Smartt Gullion

    What happens when natural gas drilling moves into an urban area: how communities in North Texas responded to the environmental and health threats of fracking....

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  • Changing Lanes
    Changing Lanes (English, Paperback) Joseph F. C. DiMento, Cliff Ellis

    Urban freeways often cut through the heart of a city, destroying neighborhoods, displacing residents, and reconfiguring street maps. These massive infrastructure projects, costing billions of dollars in transportation funds, have been shaped for the last half century by the ideas of highway engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, and architects -- with highway engineers playing the...

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  • Contested Water
    Contested Water (English, Hardback) Joanna L. Robinson

    Attempts by local governments to privatize water services have met with furious opposition. Activists argue that to give private companies control of the water supply is to turn water from a common resource into a marketized commodity. Moreover, to cede local power to a global corporation puts communities at the center of controversies over economic globalization. InContested Water, Joanna...

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  • Sidewalks
    Sidewalks (English, Paperback) Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Renia Ehrenfeucht

    Examines the evolution of an undervalued urban space and how conflicts over competing uses--from the right to sit to the right to parade--have been negotiated.

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  • Pastoral Capitalism
    Pastoral Capitalism (English, Paperback) Louise A. Mozingo

    By the end of the twentieth century, America's suburbs contained more office space than its central cities. Many of these corporate workplaces were surrounded, somewhat incongruously, by verdant vistas of broad lawns and leafy trees. In Pastoral Capitalism, Louise Mozingo describes the evolution of these central (but often ignored) features of postwar urbanism in the context of the modern...

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  • City Cycling
    City Cycling (English, Paperback) John Pucher

    Bicycling in cities is booming, for many reasons: health and environmental benefits, time and cost savings, more and better bike lanes and paths, innovative bike sharing programs, and the sheer fun of riding.City Cycling offers a guide to this urban cycling renaissance, with the goal of promoting cycling as sustainable urban transportation available to everyone. It reports on cycling trends and...

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  • Toward the Healthy City
    Toward the Healthy City (English, Paperback) Jason Corburn

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

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  • Localist Movements in a Global Economy
    Localist Movements in a Global Economy (English, Paperback) David J. Hess

    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.

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  • Diamond
    Diamond (English, Paperback) Steve Lerner

    The story of how a mixed-income minority community in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor fought Shell Oil and won.

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  • Global Cities
    Global Cities (English, Hardback) Robert Gottlieb, Simon Ng

    How Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China deal with such urban environmental issues as ports, goods movement, air pollution, water quality, transportation, and public space....

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  • Concrete and Clay
    Concrete and Clay (English, Paperback) Matthew Gandy

    An interdisciplinary account of the environmental history and changing landscape of New York City.

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  • Chemicals without Harm
    Chemicals without Harm (English, Hardback) Ken Geiser

    Today, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices, even our children's toys. Many of these chemicals help us live longer and more comfortable lives, but some of these highly useful chemicals are also persistent, toxic, and dangerous to our health and the environment. For fifty years, the conventional approach to hazardous...

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  • Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union
    Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union (English, Paperback) Julian Agyeman

    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.

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  • Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union
    Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union (English, Hardback) Julian Agyeman

    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.

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