Human-Environment Interactions

Urbanization and Sustainability

Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change

Editors: Boone, Christopher G, Fragkias, Michail (Eds.)

  • Offers a global perspective on environmental justice and urbanization in the face of environmental change
  • Includes a wide range of case study research on global environmental change and cities of various sizes
  • Provides lessons for equitable, sustainable practices in response to environmental change in the urban century
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Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

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“This collection of 11 essays is a fine contribution to the burgeoning body of literature concerned with environmental issues. Editors Boone and Fragkias have assembled a useful and intriguing mixture of essays with the ultimate goal of achieving an interdisciplinary synthesis for further discussion and contemplation. … Those based in the disciplines of geography and sociology will be most intrigued by the scholarship offered in this text. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (P. Gamsby, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Towards a New Framework for Urbanization and Sustainability

    Fragkias, Michail (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • What Is a City? An Essential Definition for Sustainability

    Marcotullio, Peter J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Ecology and Environmental Justice: Understanding Disturbance Using Ecological Theory

    Pickett, Steward T. A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Connecting Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Vulnerability

    Boone, Christopher G. (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

  • Urban Ecology and Nature’s Services Infrastructure: Policy Implications of the Million Trees Initiative of the City of Los Angeles

    Pincetl, Stephanie

    Pages 61-74

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5666-3
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5665-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9210-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urbanization and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change
Editors
  • Christopher G Boone
  • Michail Fragkias
Series Title
Human-Environment Interactions
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5666-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5665-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9210-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 204
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