Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice / Edition 1

Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice / Edition 1

by Julian Agyeman, Judit Torzsok
     
 

Popularized in the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, “environmental justice” refers to any local response to a threat against community health. In this book, Julian Agyeman argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatible in practical ways. Yet sustainability, which focuses on meeting

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Overview

Popularized in the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, “environmental justice” refers to any local response to a threat against community health. In this book, Julian Agyeman argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatible in practical ways. Yet sustainability, which focuses on meeting our needs today while not compromising the ability of our successors to meet their needs, has not always partnered with the challenges of environmental justice.

Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice explores the ideological differences between these two groups and shows how they can work together. Agyeman provides concrete examples of potential model organizations that employ the types of strategies he advocates. This book is vital to the efforts of community organizers, policymakers, and everyone interested in a better environment and community health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814707111
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
245
Sales rank:
973,935
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Environmental Justice
2 The Sustainability Discourse and Sustainable Communities
3 Just Sustainability in Theory
4 Just Sustainability in Practice
5 Alternatives for Community and Environment
6 From Confrontation to Implementation: Some Concluding Thoughts
Appendix: Principles of Environmental Justice
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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