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Author Agyeman, Julian.

Title Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice
Published New York : NYU Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Environmental Justice; 2 The Sustainability Discourse and Sustainable Communities; 3 Just Sustainability in Theory; 4 Just Sustainability in Practice; 5 Alternatives for Community and Environment; 6 From Confrontation to Implementation: Some Concluding Thoughts; Appendix: Principles of Environmental Justice; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
Summary Popularized in the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, "environmental justice" refers to any local response to a threat against community health. In this book, Julian Agyeman argues that environmental justice and the sustainable communities movement are compatible in practical ways. Yet sustainability, which focuses on meeting our needs today while not compromising the ability of our successors to meet their needs, has not always partnered with the challenges of environmental justice. Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice explores the ideological difference
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental justice.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814707742 (electronic bk.)
9780814707746 (electronic bk.)