By Sarah Dooling,Gregory, Dr Simon,Sarah, Dr Dooling
Bringing jointly an interdisciplinary staff of students, this ebook illustrates how and why towns are comprised by way of a mosaic of weak human and ecological groups. Case reports ranging throughout a variety of overseas settings demonstrate how 'urban vulnerabilities' is an efficient metaphor and analytic lens for advancing political ecological theories at the relationships among towns, nature and development.
Contributions extend upon conceptions of vulnerability as a static situation and in its place current vulnerability as a phenomenon that's produced via advanced and contentious making plans histories, and that can, in flip, be politicized, exploited and-in a few instances-contested. increasing upon picture vulnerability exams, this quantity articulates vulnerability as a method that's marked by means of the buildup of threat over the years and the transference of probability throughout area and populations. relocating past notions of vulnerability as a unique, case experiences show that social and ecological vulnerabilities are deeply built-in and, as such, are irreducible to 1 or the opposite. This quantity additionally highlights how the construction of vulnerabilities is often completed via built-in and together reinforcing fiscal improvement and environmentally pushed agendas. This assortment therefore means that vulnerability-and additionally varieties of resilience-are implicated in efforts to devise for and deal with sustainable cities.
This booklet presents well timed and provocative views on a variety of city concerns together with: park administration, gentrification, suburban enlargement, sustainability making plans, neighborhood natural meals structures, dangers administration, weather switch activism and north-south flows of city environmental externalities. jointly, those works exhibit the complexities of city vulnerabilities-related to scalar interactions, accumulation and move of hazard, politicization and governance, and skill for resistance-and in doing so, offer readers with coherent, strong and well-theorized research of the politics and creation of city vulnerabilities.
By Lisa Benton-Short
The e-book explores how the mixed strategies of urbanization and globalization have additional new duties for urban governments whilst leaders are grappling with making plans, fiscal improvement and finance, justice, fairness, and social solidarity. towns became the level upon which new kinds of ethnic, racial, and sexual identities are developed and reconstructed. also they are hooked up to wider ecological tactics as city areas are compromised by way of artifical and typical failures alike.
Introducing modern spatial preparations and distributions of actions in metropolitan components, this transparent and obtainable e-book covers monetary, social, political, and ecological adjustments. it's also the one textual content to incorporate the actual geography of city components. Bringing jointly prime geographers, it will likely be a fantastic source for classes on city geography and geography of the city.Contributions by: Matthew Anderson, Lisa Benton-Short, Geoff Buckley, Christopher DeSousa, Bernadette Hanlon, Amanda Huron, Yeong-Hyun Kim, Nathaniel M. Lewis, Robert Lewis, Deborah Martin, Lindsey Sutton, John Tiefenbacher, Thomas J. Vicino, Katie Wells, and David Wilson.
By Nevin Cohen,Kristin Reynolds,Nik Heynen,Mathew Coleman,Sapana Doshi
Through in-depth interviews and public boards with a few of ny CityÆs such a lot sought after city agriculture activists and supporters, Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen illustrate how a few city farmers and gardeners not just develop fit nutrition for his or her groups but additionally use their actions and areas to disrupt the dynamics of energy and privilege that perpetuate inequity. Addressing an important hole within the city agriculture literature, Beyond the Kale prioritizes the voices of individuals of colour and womenùactivists and leaders whose techniques have usually been underrepresented in the city agriculture movementùand it examines the jobs of scholarship in advancing social justice initiatives.
By Bernd Streich
By Luigi Manca,Jean-Marie Kauth,Chris Birks,Elizabeth Dobbins,Pierpaolo Duce,Federico G. Francioni,Elizabeth Kubek,Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy,Sean Scanlan,Timothy Marin,Joaquín Montero,Kit O'Toole,Maria Lucia Piga,William Scarlato,Anne Marie Smith,Craig Stark
Academicians from the around the sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts have interaction in an interdisciplinary dialogue proficient via a imaginative and prescient of an interconnected humanity and interested in the function of the media in forging public discourse.
Contributors to the gathering argue that today’s media are failing humanity. instead of supplying photos of truth on which the world’s voters can act, the corporate-controlled media are general as tools of business and political propaganda, developing a big net of pictures and narratives that their creators comprehend to be now not true–-fabrications designed to promote, to control, in a feeling to enslave around the world audiences.
At the center of the dialogue during this ebook is a utopian imaginative and prescient of 1 unified humanity—billions of individuals whose destinies and goals are imbricated and interdependent, and who proportion an identical international, an analogous habitats. it's a imaginative and prescient of an international that cherishes variety yet can also be united—a international the place our variations are not any longer a reason for clash and the place separate international locations or separate ethnic or non secular groups not need to compete or salary conflict to use to be had assets. As extensions of people, the media might be tools of salvation rather than destruction, liberation rather than oppression. yet first, we needs to realize the demanding situations we face.
By A. Theodore Steegman
By Caron Lipman
By Gabriel Popescu
This well timed publication explores the important function that borders play in shaping the modern global. development on a dialogue of border considering and making from antiquity to the current, Gabriel Popescu applies a severe eye to present border-making options, techniques, and contexts. all through, he deals a balanced knowing of borders, explaining why and the way interstate borders have emerged, whose curiosity they serve, who's excited about border making, and the way border-making practices impact societies. Assessing the newest theoretical techniques to frame stories, the writer deftly features a variety of disciplinary views, together with geography, diplomacy, sociology, heritage, defense reports, and anthropology. Popescu explores fresh international occasions, discussing how present matters resembling migration, terrorism, worldwide warming, pandemics, the overseas human rights regime, outsourcing, the commercial challenge, supranational integration, regionalization, and electronic know-how relate to borders and impact our lives. Written with a transparent eye and voice, this publication makes a fancy topic obtainable to a large readership.
By Jim Norwine
This booklet starts through detailing the present nation of information approximately those ongoing, accelerating and possibly world-transforming alterations: weather swap, within the type of worldwide warming, and a profound rising shift of normative cultural towards the assumptions and values usually linked to so-called postmodernity, comparable to tolerance, range, self-referentiality, and dubiety changed with sure bet. subsequent, the participants think, clarify and debate the main most likely consequent differences of human and common ecologies and economies that would ensue by means of the tip of the 21st-century.
In sixteen compellingly unique, provocative and readable chapters, a global after weather swap and Culture-Shift offers a extraordinary imaginative and prescient of our present age as a “hinge” or axial century, one pushed through the main radical mixed switch of nature and tradition because the upward thrust of agriculture on the finish of the final Ice Age a few 10 millennia in the past. This e-book is extremely urged to students and scholars of the environmental and social sciences, in addition to to all readers drawn to how adjustments in nature and tradition will interact to reshape our international and ourselves.
"I can't give some thought to a booklet extra geared to advancing the artwork and technological know-how of geography." - Yi-Fu Tuan, J. ok. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography, collage of Wisconsin-Madison
"Outstanding," "unique," and "exceptional timeliness of subject and ambition ofvision". - Richard Marston, college special Professor, Kansas nation collage; previous president, organization of yankee Geographers
By Jacques Bethemont,Pierpaolo Faggi,Tanga Pierre Zoungrana