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Introduction: Looking for Agents of Urban Livability in a Globalized Political Economy

Peter Evans

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The politics of livelihood and sustainability in Third World cities has become the archetypal challenge of twenty-first-century governance. Facing this challenge requires a clear set of ideas ... More


Political Strategies for More Livable Cities: Lessons from Six Cases of Development and Political Transition

Peter Evans

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter evaluates findings of the six studies with respect to communities, NGOs, political parties, and states as actors in pursuit of livability. The influence of the global context of the ... More


Livable Cities and Public Gardens

Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Z. Gough, and Sharon A. Lee

in Public Gardens and Livable Cities: Partnerships Connecting People, Plants, and Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501702594
eISBN:
9781501751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702594.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses how cities can be made more livable through public gardens. It differentiates livability from sustainability in that sustainability adopts a long view of actions and policies ... More


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