Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice
Julian Agyeman (Author)
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Argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatiblePopularized in the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, "environmental justice" refers to any local response to a threat against community health. In this book, Julian Agyeman argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatible in practical ways. Yet sustainability, which focuses on meeting our needs today while not compromising the ability of our successors to meet their needs, has not always partnered with the challenges of environmental justice. Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice explores the ideological differences between these two groups and shows how they can work together. Agyeman provides concrete examples of potential model organizations that employ the types of strategies he advocates. This book is vital to the efforts of community organizers, policymakers, and everyone interested in a better environment and community health.
New York University Press
August 01, 2005
6.08 X 8.98 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Julian Agyeman is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate at Tufts University, USA. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, which explores the intersecting goals of social justice and environmental sustainability. With over 150 publications, he is the author, co-author or co-editor of 13 books, including Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books, 2013).