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The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Melissa Checker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479835089
eISBN:
9781479859245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835089.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Are today’s sustainable cities built on their own undoing? This book uncovers the hidden costs of sustainable policies and practices in an era of hyper-gentrification. From state-of-the-art parks to ... More


Advancing Broader Political Agendas: Spatial Justice, Land and Border Control, and Deepening Democracy

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 6 analyzes the broader political goals that activists and their supporters advance when they organize for environmental revitalization. They challenge public officials and planners who ... More


Conclusion: Unsticking from Stupid

Melissa Checker

in The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479835089
eISBN:
9781479859245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835089.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

After summarizing the book’s main points and contributions, the concluding chapter proposes a way forward for achieving more just forms of sustainability. First, it reviews the three forms of ... More


Introduction: The Big Green Apple

Melissa Checker

in The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479835089
eISBN:
9781479859245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835089.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter introduces some of the contradictions of urban sustainability in New York City by comparing the glassy, “green” high-rises, rooftop gardens, and waterfront parks of Manhattan and ... More


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