Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles (Society, Environment, and Place)
Gene DesforISBN: 0816523738;
Book DescriptionPollution of air, soil, and waterways has become a primary concern of urban environmental policy making, and over the past two decades there has emerged a new era of urban policy that links development with ecological issues. This book takes a new look at this application of "ecological modernization" to contemporary urban political-ecological struggles. It criticizes the dominant belief in the power of markets and experts to regulate environments to everyone's benefit, arguing instead that civil political action by local constituencies can influence the establishment of beneficial policies.
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