|1||All Things Merge into One: Environmentalism and Civic Life||21|
|2||The Physics of Civics, or The Environmental Consequences of Civic Decline||45|
|3||The Land That Could Be: American Environmentalism and the Pursuit of Sustainable Communities||89|
|4||Urban Agriculture in Boston's Dudley Neighborhood: A Modern Twist on Jefferson's Dream||143|
|5||Oakland's Fruitvale Transit Village: Building an Environmentally Sound Vehicle for Neighborhood Revitalization||167|
|6||Community-Based Conservation and Conservation-Based Development in Rural Colorado||189|
|7||Smart Growth, Community Planning, and Cooperation in Suburban New Jersey||209|
|8||Coming Full Circle: An Emerging Model of Environmentalism and Democracy||237|
The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Centuryby William A. Shutkin, David Brower
Pub. Date: 03/03/2000
Publisher: MIT Press
In this book environmentalist and lawyer William Shutkin describes a new kind of environmental and social activism spreading across the nation, one that joins the pursuit of environmental quality with that of civic health and sustainable local economies. In the face of challenges posed by often corrosive market forces and widespread social disaffection, this civic environmentalism is creating nothing less than a new public discourse and dynamic social vision grounded in environmental action.
Shutkin points the way to vibrant, sustainable communities through four inspiring examples of civic environmentalism: the redevelopment of contaminated urban land for agriculture in inner-city Boston, mass transit-based development and waterfront restoration in Oakland, protection of open space and conservation-based development in rural Colorado, and smart growth and sustainability strategies in suburban New Jersey. The book's underlying message is that the nation's environmental health is a critical factor in its success as a vital democracy.
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