Urban Climate Justice

Theory, Praxis, Resistance

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Pages: 284

Illustrations: 6 b&w images

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 05/01/2023

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6376-9

List Price: $34.95


Pub Date: 05/01/2023

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6377-6

List Price: $114.95

Urban Climate Justice

Theory, Praxis, Resistance

Essays that explore the links between climate justice and urban justice

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Arguing that climate injustice is one of our most pressing urban problems, this volume explores the possibilities and challenges for more just urban futures under climate change. Whether the situation be displacement within cities through carbon gentrification or the increasing securitization of elite spaces for climate protection, climate justice and urban justice are intimately connected.

Contributors to the volume build theoretical tools for interrogating the root causes of climate change, as well as policy failures. They also highlight knowledge produced within communities already seeking transformative change and demonstrate meaningful learning from activist groups working to address the socionatural injustices caused by the impact of climate change.

The editors’ introduction situates our current climate emergency within historical processes of colonization, racial capitalism, and heteropatriarchy, while the editors’ conclusion offers pathways forward through abolition, care, and reparations. Where other books focus on the project of critique, this collection advances real-world politics to help academics, practitioners, and social justice groups imagine, create, and enact more just urban futures under climate change.

Dietrich Thomas Bouma

Vanesa Castan Broto

Savannah Cox

Joan Fitzgerald

Sheila Foster

Kian Goh

Ping Huang

Sarah E. Knuth

Ankit Kumar

Robin Leichenko

Diego Martinez-Lugo

Khai Hoan Nguyen

Jenny Pickerill

Vanessa Lacy Raditz

Enora Robin

Gloria Schmitz

Linda Shi

Jonathan Silver

Jennie Stephens

Linda K. Westman

About the Author/Editor

Jennifer L. Rice (Editor)
JENNIFER L. RICE is associate professor of geography and affiliate faculty at the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia.

Joshua Long (Editor)
JOSHUA LONG is professor of environmental studies at Southwestern University.

Anthony Levenda (Editor)
ANTHONY LEVENDA is the director of the Center for Climate Action and Sustainability and a member of the faculty at the Evergreen State College.