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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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  • American Urban Form
    American Urban Form (English, Paperback) Sam Bass Warner, Andrew H. Whittemore

    American Urban Form -- the spaces, places, and boundaries that define city life -- has been evolving since the first settlements of colonial days. The changing patterns of houses, buildings, streets, parks, pipes and wires, wharves, railroads, highways, and airports reflect changing patterns of the social, political, and economic processes that shape the city. In this book, Sam Bass Warner and...

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  • The Informal American City
    The Informal American City (English, Paperback) Vinit Mukhija

    Every day in American cities street vendors spread out their wares on sidewalks, food trucks serve lunch from the curb, and homeowners hold sales in their front yards -- examples of the wide range of informal activities that take place largely beyond the reach of government regulation. This book examines the "informal revolution" in American urban life, exploring a proliferating phenomenon often...

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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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  • Recycling Reconsidered
    Recycling Reconsidered (English, Paperback) Samantha MacBride

    Recycling is widely celebrated as an environmental success story. The accomplishments of the recycling movement can be seen in municipal practice, a thriving private recycling industry, and widespread public support and participation. In the United States, more people recycle than vote. But, as Samantha MacBride points out in this book, the goals of recycling -- saving the earth (and trees),...

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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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  • Sharing Cities
    Sharing Cities (English, Hardback) Duncan McLaren, Julian Agyeman

    The future of humanity is urban, and the nature of urban space enables, and necessitates, sharing -- of resources, goods and services, experiences. Yet traditional forms of sharing have been undermined in modern cities by social fragmentation and commercialization of the public realm. In Sharing Cities, Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman argue that the intersection of cities' highly networked...

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  • Histories of the Dustheap
    Histories of the Dustheap (English, Hardback) Stephanie Foote

    Garbage, considered both materially and culturally, elicits mixed responses. Our responsibility toward the objects we love and then discard is entangled with our responsibility toward the systems that make those objects.Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste, and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems--the local and the global, the economic and the ecological, the...

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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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  • Technoscience and Environmental Justice
    Technoscience and Environmental Justice (English, Hardback) Gwen Ottinger

    Over the course of nearly thirty years, the environmental justice movement has changed the politics of environmental activism and influenced environmental policy. In the process, it has turned the attention of environmental activists and regulatory agencies to issues of pollution, toxics, and human health as they affect ordinary people, especially people of color. This book argues that the...

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  • Chemicals without Harm
    Chemicals without Harm (English, Paperback) 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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  • Liquid Power
    Liquid Power (English, Hardback) Erik Swyngedouw

    In this book, Erik Swyngedouw explores how water becomes part of the tumultuous processes of modernization and development. Using the experience of Spain as a lens to view the interplay of modernity and environmental transformation, Swyngedouw shows that every political project is also an environmental project....

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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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  • Sustainability in Higher Education
    Sustainability in Higher Education (English, Paperback) Peggy F. Barlett

    In colleges and universities across the United States, students, faculty, and staff are forging new paths to sustainability. From private liberal arts colleges to major research institutions to community colleges, sustainability concerns are being integrated into curricula, policies, and programs. New divisions, degree programs, and courses of study cross traditional disciplinary boundaries;...

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  • Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders
    Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders (English, Paperback) JoAnn Carmin

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

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  • Transit Life (English, Hardback) David Bissell

    An exploration of the ways that everyday life in the city is defined by commuting....

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  • Transit Life (English, Paperback) David Bissell

    An exploration of the ways that everyday life in the city is defined by commuting....

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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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  • Resigned Activism
    Resigned Activism (English, Paperback) Anna Lora-Wainwright

    An examination of the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and of the varying forms of activism that develop in response....

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    Resigned Activism (English, Hardback) Anna Lora-Wainwright

    An examination of the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and of the varying forms of activism that develop in response....

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