Resisting Garbage: The Politics of Waste Management in American Cities

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University of Texas Press
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6.38 X 9.27 X 0.85 inches | 0.99 pounds

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About the Author
Lily Baum Pollans is an assistant professor of urban policy and planning at Hunter College in New York.
An excellent analysis of our individual and collective consumptive habits that produce waste. Through her comparison of two different American cities, Pollans offers incisive commentary on the creation of urban wasteways...[Pollans'] work can help us to determine if we are (intentionally or not) acquiescing to the extraction-manufacturing-consumption-waste chain or transgressing and resisting it.-- "Metropolitics" (2/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)
[A] thought-provoking book...a meticulously detailed comparative analysis of waste management policy in two US cities: Boston, Massachusetts, and Seattle, Washington...By demonstrating contingency and alternative approaches to waste management through vivid case studies and intriguing concepts, Resisting Garbage provides both a practical guide and a theoretical contribution to understanding and reforming harmful wasteways.-- "H-Environment" (11/16/2022 12:00:00 AM)
Pollans's book is a robust history of municipal waste policy in Boston and Seattle, with useful policy ideas for those interested in more sustainable urban waste policy.-- "Journal of Urban Affairs" (1/24/2023 12:00:00 AM)
[Resisting Garbage] is deeply insightful, offering much for planning practitioners, planning scholars, and policymakers to consider. The book offers a cogent and hopeful rationale for planning, citizen participation, and innovative governance even as it remains firm in presenting the dire consequences of the United States' lackluster performance in municipal recycling efforts and lack of traction in reducing the production of waste...The implications for planning and for rethinking urban wasteways in Pollans's book are profound and worth reading.-- "Journal of the American Planning Association" (7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM)