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Growing Smarter : Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity - Robert D. Bullard

Growing Smarter

Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity

By: Robert D. Bullard (Editor), Carl Anthony (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 12th January 2007
ISBN: 9780262524704
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Finalist, 2008 Book of the Year, Association for Humanist Sociology 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. Contributors: Carl Anthony, Robert D. Bullard, Don Chen, Daniel J. Hutch, Glenn S. Johnson, William A. Johnson, Kimberly Morland, Myron Orfield, David A. Padgett, Manuel Pastor, Jr., john a. powell, Swati Prakash, Thomas W. Sanchez, Angel O. Torres, Maya Wiley, Steve Wing, James F. Wolf, and Beverly Wright

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"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

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Race, Smart Growth, and Regional Equity
Smart Growth Meets Environmental Justicep. 23
Race, Poverty, and Urban Sprawlp. 51
Access to Opportunities through Regional Strategies
?Quien es Mas Urbanista? Latinos and Smart Growthp. 73
Sprawl and Civil Rights: A Mayor's Reflectionsp. 103
Land Use and the Built Environment
Nashville: An Experiment in Metropolitan Governancep. 127
Smart Growth and the Legacy of Segregation in Richland County, South Carolinap. 149
Food Justice and Health in Communities of Colorp. 171
Washed Away by Hurricane Katrinap. 189
Rebuilding a "New" New Orleans
Transportation Equity
Confronting Transportation Sprawl in Metro Atlantap. 215
Environmental Justice and Transportation Equityp. 249
A Review of MPOs
Beyond Dirty Dieselsp. 273
Clean and Just Transportation in Northern Manhattan
Linking Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice with Smart Growthp. 299
Growing Smarter for Livable Communities
Building Regional Coalitions between Cities and Suburbsp. 323
Smart Growth Tools for Revitalizing Environmentally Challenged Urban Communitiesp. 345
Afterword: Growing Smarter and Fairerp. 371
Contributorsp. 379
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780262524704
ISBN-10: 0262524708
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 12th January 2007
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 16.15  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.59

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