Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City

Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City

by Robert Gottlieb
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Orion

[Gottlieb's] richly informative book is really about flow of resources,
people, historyand about how we all need to put our hands into that urban stream as participants directing community, a word he sensibly makes very nearly synonymous with environment.

Society & Architectural Historians News

No complaining diatribe, this book proffers solutions and heralds successful programs already in place...Gottlieb dissects and discusses origins,
failures, successes, and future ramifications of nature, community, water,
transportation, migration, and globalization in the city in a way that is neither preachy nor accusatory, but informative andI dare sayinspiring.

From the Publisher
"[Gottlieb's] richly informative book is really about flowof resources,people, historyand about how we all need to put our hands into that urban stream as participants directing community, a word he sensibly makes very nearly synonymous with environment." Orion

"No complaining diatribe, this book proffers solutions and heralds successful programs already in place...Gottlieb dissects and discusses origins,failures, successes, and future ramifications of nature, community, water,transportation, migration, and globalization in the city in a way that is neither preachy nor accusatory, but informative andI dare sayinspiring." Society & Architectural Historians News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262572439
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
959,864
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

William Deverell

Robert Gottlieb reminds us that cities, and the political actors within them, can and do change. Los Angeles came of age by shoving nature around. But in these early years of the 21st century, grassroots and community action hint that the environmental future of the city and region may not be so dire. Written by a scholar/activist who has been at the center of much of the recent excitement, this book is a scholarly report, a celebration, and a further call to action.

From the Publisher
"Robert Gottlieb has long been a pioneer in redefining environmentalism,turning ideas into action, and forging coalitions in the often murky atmosphere of Los Angeles. This book offers a timely account of the promising work in the City of Angels to forge a political movement that integrates social, economic, and environmental health."Jennifer Price , author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America
Lewis MacAdams

Bob Gottlieb is an organizer extraordinaire, a practical visionary and a tactical genius. When Friends of the Los Angeles River partnered with Occidental
College for a year's worth of collaborative events, one of the great pleasures for me was working with Bob, who has an astonishing ability to work not just a system but all kinds of systems for the public good. Alot of people make fun of the idealism of the late 60's but Gottlieb is one of those whose idealism has only been sharpened and refined by the ensuing years and made more effective. Everybody who reads this book will be inspired to make their community, their city, andthe world into a better place, I promise.

Jennifer Price

Robert Gottlieb has long been a pioneer in redefining environmentalism,
turning ideas into action, and forging coalitions in the often murky atmosphere of
Los Angeles. This book offers a timely account of the promising work in the City of
Angels to forge a political movement that integrates social, economic, and environmental health.

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