Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice

Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice

by Jason Corburn
     
 

An analysis of how local knowledge, based on the first-hand experience of community members, can strengthen science in environmental health decision making; with four case studies from a Brooklyn neighborhood.  See more details below

Overview

An analysis of how local knowledge, based on the first-hand experience of community members, can strengthen science in environmental health decision making; with four case studies from a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262033336
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Meredith Minkler
I have rarely read a professional book that has had more of an impact on me, and it's been years since I found one as engrossing as Corburn's Street Science. This is an amazing volume, and one that should quickly become a classic.

John Forester
Street Science shows vividly how local knowledge,inquiry, and organizing can extend the reach and refine the focus of established professional expertise. Jason Corburn's environmental and public health cases enrich contemporary planning, action research, and the search for environmental health and justice too.

From the Publisher
"I have rarely read a professional book that has had more of an impact on me, and it's been years since I found one as engrossing as Corburn's *Street Science*. This is an amazing volume, and one that should quickly become a classic."—Meredith Minkler, Professor of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

" Street Science adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists." Charles Lee, author, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States

" Street Science shows vividly how local knowledge,inquiry, and organizing can extend the reach and refine the focus of established professional expertise. Jason Corburn"s environmental and public health cases enrich contemporary planning, action research, and the search for environmental health and justice too." John Forester, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning,Cornell University

"*Street Science* shows vividly how local knowledge, inquiry, and organizing can extend the reach and refine the focus of established professional expertise. Jason Corburn's environmental and public health cases enrich contemporary planning, action research, and the search for environmental health and justice too."—John Forester, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University

"*Street Science* adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists."—Charles Lee, author, *Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States*

Charles Lee
Street Science adds an important new dimension to the literature on environmental justice by insightfully and systematically examining how community-based knowledge contributes to scientific inquiry. The book is an invaluable resource to both community activists and professional scientists.

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Meet the Author

Jason Corburn is Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. He is the author of Street Science: Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice, winner of the 2007 Paul Davidoff award given by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

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