Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (Urban and Industrial Environments)

3.62 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262524704: Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (Urban and Industrial Environments)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarter is one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions.

The contributors to Growing Smarter―urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists―all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarter illuminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today―and suggests workable strategies to address them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert D. Bullard is Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.

Review:

--Elizabeth Schilling, former Executive Director, Growth Management Leadership Alliance

--Joe R. Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A & M University, author of "Systemic Racism"

--David Naguib Pellow, University of California, San Diego, author of "Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago"

" The essays in this collection are inspirational and important reading for smart growth advocates and others who want to change growth patterns and policies so that they create a better, fairer America." --Elizabeth Schilling, former Executive Director, Growth Management Leadership Alliance

" An impressive group of authors have come together to link conversations, debates, theories, and political action around the movements for smart growth and environmental justice in particular, and around regional planning, economic justice, and sustainability in general. They are building on the work of a wide range of scholars, activists, policymakers, and political leaders, and they do an admirable job." --David Naguib Pellow, University of California, San Diego, author of "Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago"

" In this pathbreaking collection multidisciplinary scholars probe critical aspects of racism and classism shaping urban quality-of-life, from suburban sprawl to environmental toxins and poverties in inner cities. Viewing metropolitan inequalities as intentional, these savvy analysts detail the deep impacts of racial/class discrimination on urban peoples and their built-up ecologies. They look beyond cliché s of 'smart growth' to problematize built environments as social-justice issues not to be left to media pundits and politicians, but for concerned citizens to strategize around in generating coalitions for change." --Joe R. Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A & M University, author of "Systemic Racism"

& quot; The essays in this collection are inspirational and important reading for smart growth advocates and others who want to change growth patterns and policies so that they create a better, fairer America.& quot; -- Elizabeth Schilling, former Executive Director, Growth Management Leadership Alliance

& quot; An impressive group of authors have come together to link conversations, debates, theories, and political action around the movements for smart growth and environmental justice in particular, and around regional planning, economic justice, and sustainability in general. They are building on the work of a wide range of scholars, activists, policymakers, and political leaders, and they do an admirable job.& quot; -- David Naguib Pellow, University of California, San Diego, author of Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago

& quot; In this pathbreaking collection multidisciplinary scholars probe critical aspects of racism and classism shaping urban quality-of-life, from suburban sprawl to environmental toxins and poverties in inner cities. Viewing metropolitan inequalities as intentional, these savvy analysts detail the deep impacts of racial/class discrimination on urban peoples and their built-up ecologies. They look beyond clich& eacute; s of 'smart growth' to problematize built environments as social-justice issues not to be left to media pundits and politicians, but for concerned citizens to strategize around in generating coalitions for change.& quot; -- Joe R. Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A & M University, author of Systemic Racism

"In this pathbreaking collection multidisciplinary scholars probe critical aspects of racism and classism shaping urban quality-of-life, from suburban sprawl to environmental toxins and poverties in inner cities. Viewing metropolitan inequalities as intentional, these savvy analysts detail the deep impacts of racial/class discrimination on urban peoples and their built-up ecologies. They look beyond cliches of 'smart growth' to problematize built environments as social-justice issues not to be left to media pundits and politicians, but for concerned citizens to strategize around in generating coalitions for change."--Joe R. Feagin, Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A & M University, author of "Systemic Racism"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 9.75
US$ 13.12

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780262026109: Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0262026104 ISBN 13:  9780262026109
Publisher: The MIT Press, 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarter is one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions.The contributors to Growing Smarter-urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists-all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarter illuminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today-and suggests workable strategies to address them. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarter is one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions.The contributors to Growing Smarter-urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists-all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarter illuminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today-and suggests workable strategies to address them. Seller Inventory # AAH9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Carl AnthonyDon ChenDaniel J. HutchWilliam A. JohnsonKimberly MorlandMyron OrfieldDavid A. PadgettManuel, Jr. Pastorjohn a. powellSwati PrakashThomas W. SanchezAngel O. TorresMaya Wiley
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0262524708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Bullard, Robert D.
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WM-9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Robert D. Bullard
Published by MIT Press Ltd
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book documents, smart growth has largely failed to address issues of social equity and environmental justice. Smart growth sometimes results in gentrification and displacement of low- and moderate-income families in existing neighborhoods, or transportation policies that isolate low-income populations. Growing Smarter is one of the few books to view smart growth from an environmental justice perspective, examining the effect of the built environment on access to economic opportunity and quality of life in American cities and metropolitan regions.The contributors to Growing Smarter-urban planners, sociologists, economists, educators, lawyers, health professionals, and environmentalists-all place equity at the center of their analyses of "place, space, and race." They consider such topics as the social and environmental effects of sprawl, the relationship between sprawl and concentrated poverty, and community-based regionalism that can link cities and suburbs. They examine specific cases that illustrate opportunities for integrating environmental justice concerns into smart growth efforts, including the dynamics of sprawl in a South Carolina county, the debate over the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and transportation-related pollution in Northern Manhattan. Growing Smarter illuminates the growing racial and class divisions in metropolitan areas today-and suggests workable strategies to address them. Seller Inventory # BTE9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Robert D. Bullard
Published by MIT Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press, 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WM-9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Robert D. Bullard
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The smart growth movement aims to combat urban and suburban sprawl by promoting livable communities based on pedestrian scale, diverse populations, and mixed land use. But, as this book do.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 408 pages. 0.585. Seller Inventory # 9780262524704

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Bullard, Robert D. (Editor)/ Anthony, Carl (Foreward By)
Published by Mit Pr (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mit Pr, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 407 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0262524708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Robert D. Bullard (Editor)
Published by The MIT Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0262524708 ISBN 13: 9780262524704
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0262524708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book