Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice

ISBN-10: 0814707114
ISBN-13: 9780814707111
Edition: 2005
Authors: Julian Agyeman
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Description: Popularized 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Popularized 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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Environmental Justice
The Sustainability Discourse and Sustainable Communities
Just Sustainability in Theory
Just Sustainability in Practice
Alternatives for Community and Environment
From Confrontation to Implementation: Some Concluding Thoughts
Principles of Environmental Justice
Notes
References
Index

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