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Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"[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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262262972
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,287,147
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Gottlieb is Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is the author of Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change (2001), and Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (2007), both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
The Reinvention of Los Angeles: An Introduction     1
Nature in the City     17
Community in the City     57
Water for the City     95
Re-Envisioning the Los Angeles River     135
Cars and Freeways in the City     173
The Magic of ArroyoFest     215
City of Migrations     253
Social Change across Borders     291
Globalization from Below: A Conclusion     331
Notes     341
Index     407
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