Green Gentrification

Author: Kenneth A. Gould
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317417798
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Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the environment, tend to increase inequality and thus undermine the social pillar of sustainable development. Although greening is ostensibly intended to improve environmental conditions in neighborhoods, it generates green gentrification that pushes out the working-class, and people of color, and attracts white, wealthier in-migrants. Simply put, urban greening "richens and whitens," remaking the city for the sustainability class. Without equity-oriented public policy intervention, urban greening is negatively redistributive in global cities. This book argues that environmental injustice outcomes are not inevitable. Early public policy interventions aimed at neighborhood stabilization can create more just sustainability outcomes. It highlights the negative social consequences of green growth coalition efforts to green the global city, and suggests policy choices to address them. The book applies the lessons learned from green gentrification in Brooklyn to urban greening initiatives globally. It offers comparison with other greening global cities. This is a timely and original book for all those studying environmental justice, urban planning, environmental sociology, and sustainable development as well as urban environmental activists, city planners and policy makers interested in issues of urban greening and gentrification.

Resilience Environmental Justice And The City

Author: Beth Schaefer Caniglia
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317311892
Size: 17,93 MB
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Urban centres are bastions of inequalities, where poverty, marginalization, segregation and health insecurity are magnified. Minorities and the poor – often residing in neighbourhoods characterized by degraded infrastructures, food and job insecurity, limited access to transport and health care, and other inadequate public services – are inherently vulnerable, especially at risk in times of shock or change as they lack the option to avoid, mitigate and adapt to threats. Offering both theoretical and practical approaches, this book proposes critical perspectives and an interdisciplinary lens on urban inequalities in light of individual, group, community and system vulnerabilities and resilience. Touching upon current research trends in food justice, environmental injustice through socio-spatial tactics and solution-based approaches towards urban community resilience, Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City promotes perspectives which transition away from the traditional discussions surrounding environmental justice and pinpoints the need to address urban social inequalities beyond the build environment, championing approaches that help embed social vulnerabilities and resilience in urban planning. With its methodological and dynamic approach to the intertwined nature of resilience and environmental justice in urban cities, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners within urban studies, environmental management, environmental sociology and public administration.

Sustainability Policy Planning And Gentrification In Cities

Author: Susannah Bunce
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443713
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Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities explores the growing convergences between urban sustainability policy, planning practices, and gentrification in cities. Via a study of governmental policy and planning initiatives and informal, community-based forms of sustainability planning, the book examines the assemblages of actors and interests that are involved in the production of sustainability policy and planning and their connection with neighbourhood-level and wider processes of environmental gentrification. Drawing from international urban examples, policy and planning strategies that guide both the implementation of urban intensification and the planning of new sustainable communities are considered. Such strategies include the production of urban green spaces and other environmental amenities through public and private sector and civil society involvement. The resulting production of exclusionary spaces and displacement in cities is problematic and underlines the paradoxical associations between sustainability and gentrified urban development. Contemporary examples of sustainability policy and planning initiatives are identified as ways by which environmental practices increasingly factor into both official and informal rationales and enactments of social exclusion, eviction, and displacement. The book further considers the capacity for progressive sustainability policy and planning practices, via community-based efforts, to dismantle exclusion and displacement and encourage social and environmental equity and justice in urban sustainability approaches. This is a timely book for researchers and students in urban studies, environmental studies and geography with a particular interest in the growing presence of environmental gentrification in cities.

Design For Social Diversity

Author: Emily Talen
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315442825
Size: 19,70 MB
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The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse – in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity – and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban design can lead to sterile monoculture, successful planning can support the conditions needed for diverse communities. This new edition addresses the physical requirements of socially diverse neighborhoods. Using the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburban areas as a case study, the authors investigate whether social diversity is related to particular patterns and structures found within the urban built environment. Design for Social Diversity provides urban designers and architects with design strategies and tools to ensure that their work sustains and nurtures social diversity.

Die Experimentalstadt

Author: Julia-Lena Reinermann
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658149817
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Die Beiträge des Bandes befassen sich mit den ständigen Veränderungsprozessen, denen Städte unterworfen sind. Sie sind geprägt von Aufbau und Zerfall, Chaos und Planung. In ihnen kumuliert das soziokulturelle und technische Gefüge moderner Gesellschaften. Prägend sind dabei beispielsweise Symptome der zunehmenden Segregation oder der Verödung der Innenstädte. Anderseits erstarken soziale Innovationen, wie z.B. die Do-it-yourself-Bewegung in welcher verstärkt auch Kreativschaffende oder Künstler als Schnittstellenakteure fungieren und mit Ihren Aktivitäten in den öffentlichen Raum intervenieren. Die daraus entstehenden Narrationen, Atmosphären und deren Interpretationen prägen als soziokulturelle Ausdrucksformen den Körper einer Stadt und zeichnen Erzählungen des Wandels nach. Der Band setzt sich mit diesen Phänomenen sowohl theoretisch als auch empirisch auseinander.

The Urban Struggle For Economic Environmental And Social Justice

Author: Malo André Hutson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317595564
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This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of colour out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations’ efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how this leads to community organizing around economic, environmental, and social justice. The book shows how residents of once-neglected urban communities are standing up to city economic development agencies, influential real estate developers, universities, and others to remain in their neighbourhoods, protect their interests, and transform their communities into sustainable, healthy communities. These communities are deploying new strategies that build off of past struggles over urban renewal. Based on seven years of research, this book draws on a wealth of material to conduct a case study analysis of eight low-income/mixed-income communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. This timely book is aimed at researchers and postgraduate students interested in urban policy and politics, community development, urban studies, environmental justice, urban public health, sociology, community-based research methods, and urban planning theory and practice. It will also be of interest to policy makers, community activists, and the private sector.

Green Creative City

Author: Anna-Lisa Müller
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744506703
Size: 12,19 MB
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Wie verändern sich Städte im beginnenden 21. Jahrhundert? Anna-Lisa Müller zeigt anhand einer Untersuchung von Dublin und Göteborg, dass die Verbindung der Leitbilder »Kreativität« und »Nachhaltigkeit« entscheidend ist. Dabei entsteht eine spezifische Form von Stadt, die die Autorin als Green Creative City beschreibt. Alte, häufig denkmalgeschützte Gebäude – etwa Fabrik- und Werftengebäude – werden mit neuen Gebäuden und öffentlichen Plätzen kombiniert. Die Form einer Green Creative City kennzeichnet heute zahlreiche Großstädte und verbindet lokale und globale Elemente des Städtischen. Die Abkehr von Industriearbeit und die Hinwendung zu wissensintensiven Berufen im Bereich der Kreativwirtschaft und der neuen Technologien bringen neue Anforderungen an Städte mit sich. Anna-Lisa Müller ist Soziologin mit Fokus Stadtforschung und arbeitet als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Geographie an der Universität Bremen.