Introducing Just Sustainabilities

Policy, Planning, and Practice

Julian Agyeman

Description

This unique and insightful text offers an exploration of the origins and subsequent development of the concept of just sustainability, with a focus on solutions-oriented policy and planning initiatives that specifically address issues of equity and justice within the context of developing sustainable communities.
This unique and insightful text offers an exploration of the origins and subsequent development of the concept of just sustainability.

Introducing Just Sustainabilities discusses key topics, such as food justice, sovereignty and urban agriculture; community, space, place(making) and spatial justice; the democratization of our streets and public spaces; how to create culturally inclusive spaces; intercultural cities and social inclusion; green-collar jobs and the just transition; and alternative economic models, such as co-production. With a specific focus on solutions-oriented policy and planning initiatives that specifically address issues of equity and justice within the context of developing sustainable communities, this is the essential introduction to just sustainabilities.

Author Bio

Julian Agyeman is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University. He is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and current research interests are in the complex and embedded relationships between humans and the environment, whether mediated by institutions or by social movement organizations, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity. He is series editor of Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Introducing just sustainabilities
  • 2. Food
  • 3. Space and place
  • 4. Culture
  • Conclusions

Reviews

'In this beautifully written book, Julian Agyeman builds on his groundbreaking concept of just sustainabilities to include an exploration of how food, space, place, and culture shape our capacities to imagine and pursue a world of possibilities.'
David Naguib Pellow, author of Resisting Global Toxics

'Agyeman's engaging analysis brings the concept of 'just sustainabilities' to the centre of the stage, right where it deserves to be.'
Yvonne Rydin, University College London

'Julian Agyeman has done more than any other scholar to emphasise the potential in the relationship between environmental justice and ecological sustainability.'
David Schlosberg, The University of Sydney

'Julian Agyeman has produced a powerful new statement of the need to integrate justice and sustainability. Building on his own ground-breaking work, he analyses the key themes of food, space, place, and culture, showing how equity, justice and inclusion are fundamental to any enduring practical expression of sustainability.'
Andrew Dobson, author of Citizenship and the Environment

 Readers looking for a clear and concise review of the concept and underpinning ideas, as well as those wanting compelling examples of its practical application will be more than satisfied.'
Gordon Walker, Lancaster Universit

'By eloquently making the case that the loss of human potential is as detrimental to our future as the loss of environmental potential, Agyeman shows that we need to transform the way we treat each other as well as the planet.'
Mark Roseland, author of Toward Sustainable Communities

'Agyeman presents the issues involved in the movement, specifically as to how they relate to other social justice movements more focused on race and class. In the process, he provides an important, essential and convincing challenge to modern sustainablity movements and their approach to questions of race and class.'
Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch

Details

Publication Date: 9 May 2013
216 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781780324098
Hardback: 9781780324081
eBook ePub: 9781780324104
eBook PDF: 9781780324074
eBook Kindle: 9781780324111

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