Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change, 1st Edition

  • Christopher G. Boone
  • Michail Fragkias
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  • ISBN-10: 9400756666
  • ISBN-13: 9789400756663
  • DDC: 307.1416
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 201 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Case studies explore the Million Trees initiative in Los Angeles; the relationship of cap-and-trade policy, public health, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice in Southern California; Urbanization, vulnerability and environmental justice in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo, and in Antofagasta, Greater Concepción and Valparaiso in Chile; Sociospatial patterns of vulnerability in the American southwest; and Urban flood control and land use planning in Greater Taipei, Taiwan ROC.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1: Towards a New Framework for Urbanization and Sustainability.
2: What is a City? An Essential Definition for Sustainability.
3: Ecology and Environmental Justice: Understanding Disturbance Using Ecological Theory.
4: Connecting Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Vulnerability.
5: Urban Ecology and Nature’s Services Infrastructure: Policy Implications of the Million Trees Initiative of the City of Los Angeles.
6: Risky Business: Cap-and-Trade, Public Health, and Environmental Justice.
7: Urbanization, Environmental Justice, and Social-Environmental Vulnerability in Brazil.
8: Environmental Inequality in São Paulo City: An Analysis of Differential Exposure of Social Groups to Situations of Environmental Risk.
9: Climate Change Adaptation and Socio-Ecological Justice in Chile’s Metropolitan Areas: The Role of Spatial Planning Instruments.
10: Double Exposure in the Sunbelt: The Sociospatial Distribution of Vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona.
11: Climate Change, Urban Flood Vulnerability, and Responsibility in Taipei.