Growing Smarter Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity
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Description: The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarteris one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions. The contributors to Growing Smarter--urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists--all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarterilluminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today--and suggests workable strategies to address them.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/12/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Abbreviations|
|Race, Smart Growth, and Regional Equity|
|Smart Growth Meets Environmental Justice|
|Race, Poverty, and Urban Sprawl|
|Access to Opportunities through Regional Strategies|
|?Quien es Mas Urbanista? Latinos and Smart Growth|
|Sprawl and Civil Rights: A Mayor's Reflections|
|Land Use and the Built Environment|
|Nashville: An Experiment in Metropolitan Governance|
|Smart Growth and the Legacy of Segregation in Richland County, South Carolina|
|Food Justice and Health in Communities of Color|
|Washed Away by Hurricane Katrina|
|Rebuilding a "New" New Orleans|
|Confronting Transportation Sprawl in Metro Atlanta|
|Environmental Justice and Transportation Equity|
|A Review of MPOs|
|Beyond Dirty Diesels|
|Clean and Just Transportation in Northern Manhattan|
|Linking Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice with Smart Growth|
|Growing Smarter for Livable Communities|
|Building Regional Coalitions between Cities and Suburbs|
|Smart Growth Tools for Revitalizing Environmentally Challenged Urban Communities|
|Afterword: Growing Smarter and Fairer|