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Natural assets : democratizing environmental ownership

Author: James K Boyce; Barry G Shelley; University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Natural Assets Project.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2003.
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Low-income communities frequently suffer from a lack of access to, or lack of control over, the natural resources that surround them. This work explores strategies for expanding the quantity and  Read more...

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Natural assets.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606956284
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K Boyce; Barry G Shelley; University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Natural Assets Project.
ISBN: 155963538X 9781559635387 1559635398 9781559635394
OCLC Number: 51264823
Description: xvii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The Wealth of Nature 5 --
1. From Natural Resources to Natural Assets / James K. Boyce 7 --
2. "A Question of Degree": The Sanctity of Property in American Economic History / Gerald Friedman 29 --
Part II. Reclaiming Environmental Sinks 55 --
3. Reclaiming Brownfields: From Corporate Liability to Community Asset / K.A. Dixon 57 --
4. Building Social Capital to Protect Natural Capital: The Quest for Environmental Justice / Manuel Pastor 77 --
5. Defending the Public Domain: Pollution, Subsidies, and Poverty / Paul Templet 99 --
6. Information for Empowerment: The EPA's Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators Project / Nicolaas W. Bouwes, Steven M. Hassur, Marc D. Shapiro 117 --
7. The Sky Trust: The Battle for Atmospheric Scarcity Rent / Peter Barnes, Marc Breslow 135 --
Part III. Cultivating Natural Capital 151 --
8. White Earth: Recovering a Homeland / Winona LaDuke 153 --
9. The Watershed Commonwealth of the Upper Rio Grande / Devon G. Pena 169 --
10. The Lighthouse and the Potato: Internalizing the Value of Crop Genetic Diversity / Stephen B. Brush 187 --
Part IV. Out of the Woods 207 --
11. Values, Markets, and Rights: Rebuilding Forest Ecosystem Assets / Constance Best 209 --
12. Land and Livelihoods in the Northern Forest / Deborah Brighton 227 --
13. Community-Based Stewardship: Reinvesting in Public Forests and Forest Communities / Cecilia Danks 243 --
Part V. Greening the Cities 261 --
14. Can Natural Assets Help Address Urban Poverty? / Greg Watson 263 --
15. The Chelsea River: Democratizing Access to Nature in a World of Cities / H. Patricia Hynes 277 --
16. Poverty and the Environment: The Urban Agriculture Connection / Raquel Pinderhughes 299.
Responsibility: edited by James K. Boyce and Barry G. Shelley ; foreword by Melvin Oliver.
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