Environmental Justice and Urban Resilience in the Global South

Editors: Allen, Adriana, Griffin, Liza, Johnson, Cassidy (Eds.)

  • Explores environmental justice and urban resilience in cities of Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • Presents the social justice challenges of planning for climate change
  • Uses expert knowledge to approach environmental justice and resilience for the institutional, informal and co-produced governance perspectives
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This edited volume provides a fresh perspective on the important yet often neglected relationship between environmental justice and urban resilience. Many scholars have argued that resilient cities are more just cities. But what if the process of increasing the resilience of the city as a whole happens at the expense of the rights of certain groups? If urban resilience focuses on the degree to which cities are able to reorganise in creative ways and adapt to shocks, do pervasive inequalities in access to environmental services have an effect on this ability? This book brings together an interdisciplinary and intergeneration group of scholars to examine the contradictions and tensions that develop as they play out in cities of the Global South through a series of empirically grounded case studies spanning cities of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.

About the authors

Adriana Allen is Professor of Urban Sustainability and Development Planning at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK, where she leads the Research Cluster on Environmental Justice, Urbanisation and Resilience. 
Liza Griffin is Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK, where she co-directs the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development. 
Cassidy Johnson is Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK. 

Reviews

“This timeous volume does more than bring together a collection of essays on issues of poverty, climate change and urban planning in the global south. The book knits together rich case studies from across the world to speak, individually and collectively, to the urban sustainability nexus of power, injustice and the environment.” (Susan Parnell, Professor of Urban Geography, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Visiting Professor at LSECities, UK)

“An impressively detailed and wide-ranging collection of case studies that holds urban resilience and environmental justice to account, providing a baseline for work aspiring to enhance justice and resilience in the city. The authors quickly identify a deepened democratic foundation if either, let alone both, agendas are to move forward.” (Mark Pelling, Professor of Geography, King's College London, UK)

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Post-disaster Institutional and Community Responses: Uneven Outcomes on Environmental Justice and Resilience in Chaitén, Chile

    Vicente Sandoval, Claudia Gonzalez-Muzzio, Cristian Albornoz

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  • Planning for Mobility and Socio-Environmental Justice: The Case of Medellín, Colombia

    Caren Levy, Julio D. Dávila

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eBook £51.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47354-7
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Hardcover £65.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47353-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Justice and Urban Resilience in the Global South
Editors
  • Adriana Allen
  • Liza Griffin
  • Cassidy Johnson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47354-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47354-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47353-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 307
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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