New Directions in Urban Environmental Justice: Rebuilding Community, Addressing Trauma, and Remaking Place

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Abstract

Traditionally, environmental justice studies have examined the disproportionate burden suffered by marginalized populations in regards to contamination or resource extraction. However, to date little is known about how complex underlying goals shape community organization for long-term environmental quality in different cities around the world, and how concerns for health play out in projects such as park creation, gardens, or playground construction. Through an analysis of neighborhood mobilization around environmental projects in Boston, Barcelona, and Havana, I unravel common patterns of activism aimed at rebuilding community and remaking place, thereby addressing physical and psychological dimensions of environmental health. © The Author(s) 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-175
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • environmental justice
  • environmental revitalization
  • place making
  • safe haven
  • trauma
  • unequal urban development

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