“Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice” (New Book)

New book being launched at AAA this year: “Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice”

Editors: Cindy Isenhour, Gary McDonogh and Melissa Checker. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

If you plan to attend AAA: Please stop by to check out the book, meet some of the contributors and grab a discount flyer.

Introduction: Urban Sustainability as Myth and Practice – Melissa Checker, Gary McDonogh, and Cindy Isenhour
PART IBuilding the Myth: Branding the Green Global City
“We’re not that kind of Developing Country”: Environmental Awareness in Contemporary China – Jennifer Hubbert
Green Capitals Reconsidered – Cindy Isenhour
Lessons of Unsustainbility: Learning from Hong Kong – Gary McDonogh
Going Green? Washing Stones in World-Class Delhi – Varsha Patel
PART IIPlanning, Design and Sustainability in the Wake of Crisis
The Sustainability Edge: Competition, Crisis and the Rise of Green Urban Branding – Miriam Greenberg
Developing Sustainable Visions for Post-Catastrophe Communities – Daniel Slone
I’ve Got a House but No Room for My Hammock – Ana Servigna & Ali Fernandez
Green is the New Brown: Old School Toxics and Environmental Gentrification on a New York City Waterfront – Melissa Checker
Producing Sustainable futures in Post-Genocide Kigali, Rwanda – Samuel Shearer
PART IIIEveryday Engagements with Urbanity and “Nature”
Whose Urban Forest? The Political Ecology of Foraging Urban Nontimber Forest Products – Patrick Hurley, Marla Emery, Rebecca McLain, Melissa Poe, Brian Grabbatin, and Cari Goetcheus
One Man’s Trash – Brad Rogers
Shopping on Main Street: A Model of a Community-Based Food Economy – Kathleen Bubinas
Spokespeople for a Mute Nature: The Case of the Villa Rodrigo Bueno in Buenos Aires – Marıa Carman
́Part IVCities Divided: Urban Intensification, Neoliberalism and Urban Activism
Combining Sustainability and Social Justice in the Paris Metropolitan Region – Francois Mancebo
̧Shifting Gears: The Intersections of Race and Sustainability in Memphis – Matthew Farr, Keri Brondo & Scout Anglin
Can Human Infrastructure Combat Green Gentrification? Ethnographic Research on Bicycling in Los Angeles and Seattle – Adonia Lugo
Urban Sustainability as a Boundary Object: Interrogating Discourses of Urban Intensification in Ottawa, Canada – Donald Leffers
The Environmental Justice of Affordable Housing: East Austin,Gentrification, and Resistance -Eliot Tretter
After Sustainability: Barcelona in a Time of Crisis – Gary McDonogh

Urban Sustainability as Myth and Practice – Alf Hornborg

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