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Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series


About the Series

This series positions equity and justice as central elements of the transition toward sustainable cities. The series introduces critical perspectives and new approaches to the practice and theory of urban planning and policy that ask how the world's cities can become ‘greener’ while becoming more fair, equitable and just.

Routledge Equity Justice and the Sustainable City series addresses sustainable city trends in the global North and South and investigates them for their potential to ensure a transition to urban sustainability that is equitable and just for all. These trends include municipal climate action plans; resource scarcity as tipping points into a vortex of urban dysfunction; inclusive urbanization; "complete streets" as a tool for realizing more "liveable cities"; the use of information and analytics toward the creation of "smart cities".

The series welcomes submissions for high-level cutting edge research books that push thinking about sustainability, cities, justice and equity in new directions by challenging current conceptualizations and developing new ones. The series offers theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances that can be used by professionals and as supplementary reading in courses in urban geography, urban sociology, urban policy, environment and sustainability, development studies, planning, and a wide range of academic disciplines.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan (Rebecca.Brennan@tandf.co.uk).

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Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the common place

Pragmatic Justifications for the Sustainable City: Acting in the common place

1st Edition

Meg Holden
January 17, 2019

What can justice and sustainability mean, pragmatically speaking, in today’s cities? Can justice be the basis on which the practices of city building rely? Can this recognition constitute sustainability in city building, from a pragmatic perspective? Today, we are faced with a mountain of reasons...

Disruptive Transport: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow

Disruptive Transport: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the Sustainable City of Tomorrow

1st Edition

William Riggs
December 06, 2018

With the rise of shared and networked vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and other transportation technologies, technological change is outpacing urban planning and policy. Whether urban planners and policy makers like it or not, these transformations will in turn result in profound changes to streets,...

Urban Gardening as Politics

Urban Gardening as Politics

1st Edition

Chiara Tornaghi, Chiara Certomà
August 02, 2018

While most of the existing literature on community gardens and urban agriculture share a tendency towards either an advocacy view or a rather dismissive approach on the grounds of the co-optation of food growing, self-help and voluntarism to the neoliberal agenda, this collection investigates and...

Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City

Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City

1st Edition

Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Manuel Vallee, Beatrice Frank
June 20, 2018

Urban centres are bastions of inequalities, where poverty, marginalization, segregation and health insecurity are magnified. Minorities and the poor – often residing in neighbourhoods characterized by degraded infrastructures, food and job insecurity, limited access to transport and health care,...

Design for Social Diversity

Design for Social Diversity

2nd Edition

Emily Talen, Sungduck Lee
April 26, 2018

The most successful urban communities are very often those that are the most diverse – in terms of income, age, family structure and ethnicity – and yet poor urban design and planning can stifle the very diversity that makes communities successful. Just as poor urban design can lead to sterile...

Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification

Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification

1st Edition

Winifred Curran, Trina Hamilton
December 18, 2017

While global urban development increasingly takes on the mantle of sustainability and "green urbanism," both the ecological and equity impacts of these developments are often overlooked. One result is what has been called environmental gentrification, a process in which environmental improvements...

Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities

Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities

1st Edition

Susannah Bunce
December 01, 2017

Sustainability Policy, Planning and Gentrification in Cities explores the growing convergences between urban sustainability policy, planning practices and gentrification in cities. Via a study of governmental policy and planning initiatives and informal, community-based forms of sustainability...

Housing Sustainability in Low Carbon Cities

Housing Sustainability in Low Carbon Cities

1st Edition

Ralph Horne
September 13, 2017

Housing affordability, urban development and climate change responses are great challenges that are intertwined, yet the conceptual and policy links between them remain under-developed. Housing Sustainability in Low Carbon Cities addresses this gap by developing an interdisciplinary approach to...

Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

Green Gentrification: Urban sustainability and the struggle for environmental justice

1st Edition

Kenneth A. Gould, Tammy L. Lewis
June 30, 2017

Green Gentrification looks at the social consequences of urban "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable development perspective. Through a comparative examination of five cases of urban greening in Brooklyn, New York, it demonstrates that such initiatives, while positive for the...

The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice: Deepening their roots

The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice: Deepening their roots

1st Edition

Malo André Hutson
December 14, 2016

This book discusses the current demographic shifts of blacks, Latinos, and other people of colour out of certain strong-market cities and the growing fear of displacement among low-income urban residents. It documents these populations’ efforts to remain in their communities and highlights how...

Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?

Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for all?

1st Edition

Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann, Adonia E. Lugo, Gerardo F. Sandoval
July 04, 2016

As bicycle commuting grows in the United States, the profile of the white, middle-class cyclist has emerged. This stereotype evolves just as investments in cycling play an increasingly important role in neighborhood transformations. However, despite stereotypes, the cycling public is actually quite...

Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development

Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development

1st Edition

Karen Chapple
September 04, 2015

As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its...

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