ISBN-10:
0262026104
ISBN-13:
9780262026109
Pub. Date:
01/19/2007
Publisher:
MIT Press
Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity

Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity

by Robert D. Bullard, Carl Anthony

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Overview

Experts from academia, government, and nonprofit organizations offer an environmental justice perspective on Smart Growth, discussing equitable solutions to suburban sprawl and urban decay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262026109
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 01/19/2007
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Robert D. Bullard is Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.

What People are Saying About This

Elizabeth Schilling

The essays in this collection are inspirational and important reading for smart growth advocates and others who want to change growth pattern and policies so that they create a better, fairer America.

Joe R. Feagin

In this pathbreaking collection multidisciplinary scholars probe critical aspects of racism and classism shaping urban quality-of-life, from suburban sprawl to environmental toxins and poverties in inner cities. Viewing metropolitan inequalities as intentional, these savvy analysts detai the deep impacts of racial/class discrimination on urban peoples and their built-up ecologies. They look beyond cliches of 'smart growth' to problematize build environments as social-jusitce issues not to be left to media pundits and politicians, but for concerned citizens to strategize around in generating coalitions for change.

David Naguib Pellow

An impressive group of authors have come together to link conversations, debates, theories, and political action around the movements for smart growth and environmental justice in particular, and around regional planning, economic justice, and sustainability in general. They are building on the work of a wide range of scholars, activists, policymakers, and political leaders, and they do an admirable job.

Endorsement

The essays in this collection are inspirational and important reading for smart growth advocates and others who want to change growth pattern and policies so that they create a better, fairer America.

Elizabeth Schilling, Former Executive Director, Growth Management Leadership Alliance

From the Publisher

An impressive group of authors have come together to link conversations, debates, theories, and political action around the movements for smart growth and environmental justice in particular, and around regional planning, economic justice, and sustainability in general. They are building on the work of a wide range of scholars, activists, policymakers, and political leaders, and they do an admirable job.

David Naguib Pellow , University of California, San Diego, author of Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago

In this pathbreaking collection multidisciplinary scholars probe critical aspects of racism and classism shaping urban quality-of-life, from suburban sprawl to environmental toxins and poverties in inner cities. Viewing metropolitan inequalities as intentional, these savvy analysts detai the deep impacts of racial/class discrimination on urban peoples and their built-up ecologies. They look beyond cliches of 'smart growth' to problematize build environments as social-jusitce issues not to be left to media pundits and politicians, but for concerned citizens to strategize around in generating coalitions for change.

Joe R. Feagin , Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal arts, Texas A&M University, Author of Systematic Racism

The essays in this collection are inspirational and important reading for smart growth advocates and others who want to change growth pattern and policies so that they create a better, fairer America.

Elizabeth Schilling , Former Executive Director, Growth Management Leadership Alliance

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