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By Kenneth A. Gould,Tammy L. Lewis

Green Gentrification seems on the social effects of city "greening" from an environmental justice and sustainable improvement viewpoint. via a comparative exam of 5 circumstances of city greening in Brooklyn, long island, it demonstrates that such tasks, whereas confident for the surroundings, are likely to raise inequality and therefore undermine the social pillar of sustainable improvement. even though greening is ostensibly meant to enhance environmental stipulations in neighborhoods, it generates eco-friendly gentrification that pushes out the working-class, and folks of colour, and draws white, wealthier in-migrants. easily positioned, city greening "richens and whitens," remaking the town for the sustainability class. with no equity-oriented public coverage intervention, city greening is negatively redistributive in international cities.

This ebook argues that environmental injustice results are usually not inevitable. Early public coverage interventions geared toward local stabilization can create extra simply sustainability results. It highlights the unfavorable social effects of eco-friendly progress coalition efforts to eco-friendly the worldwide urban, and indicates coverage offerings to deal with them.

The ebook applies the teachings realized from eco-friendly gentrification in Brooklyn to city greening tasks globally. It bargains comparability with different greening worldwide towns. it is a well timed and unique publication for all these learning environmental justice, city making plans, environmental sociology, and sustainable improvement in addition to city environmental activists, urban planners and coverage makers drawn to problems with city greening and gentrification.

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