- Paperback: 245 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press (August 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780814707111
- ISBN-13: 978-0814707111
- ASIN: 0814707114
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice
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-Journal of Architectural Education
“A lively and thought-provoking text, with informative case study examples, which allows the reader plenty of opportunity to follow Agyeman’s reasoning and analysis.”
-Journal of the American Planning Association
“Covering both theory and proactive, environmental organizations are indexed according to their commitment to justice and/or sustainability principles as set forth in their mission statements. Examples illustrating broad issue categories of successful projects that exemplify just sustainability enhance the discussion.”-Choice
About the Author
Julian Agyeman is Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the co-editor of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability and Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World. Visit his blog at julianagyeman.com.
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In his book, Agyeman examines both the history and theory of environmental justice and sustainability. He demonstrates the prospects for linking these two policy areas by providing a case study of a Boston-based environmental justice NGO, Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE). ACE has successfully bridged the divide between environmental justice and sustainability through many of its projects and programs.
For anyone interested in social justice, environmental protection and quality, and advancing principals of sustainability, Agyeman's latest book is a must read. He offers important insight and a vision for `just sustainability,' which will enhance all of our lives.