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Landscape of discontent : urban sustainability in immigrant Paris

Author: Andrew Newman
Publisher: Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Series: A quadrant book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d'Eole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a hard-fought, decade-long protest movement in a low-income Maghrebi and African immigrant district starved for infrastructure, but the Mayor's vision of urban sustainability was met with jeers. Drawing extensively from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Newman
ISBN: 9780816689620 0816689628 9780816689637 0816689636
OCLC Number: 910928128
Notes: Poets and Locomotives : Ecology and Politics on the Margins of Paris -- Space, Style, and Grassroots Strategy in the Eole Mobilization -- Cultivating the Republic? : Parks, Gardens, and Youth -- The End(s) of Urban Ecology in the Global City -- To Watch and Be Watched : Urban Design, Vigilance, and Contested Streets -- The Political Life of Small Urban Spaces -- Conclusion.
Description: XLIII, 253 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: ContentsAbbreviations Introduction1. Poets and Locomotives: Ecology and Politics on the Margins of Paris 2. Space, Style, and Grassroots Strategy in the Eole Mobilization3. Cultivating the Republic? Parks, Gardens, and Youth4. The End(s) of Urban Ecology in the Global City5. To Watch and Be Watched: Urban Design, Vigilance, and Contested Streets6. The Political Life of Small Urban SpacesConclusionAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: A quadrant book
Responsibility: Andrew Newman.

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"On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d'Eole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a hard-fought, decade-long protest movement in a low-income Maghrebi and African immigrant district starved for infrastructure, but the Mayor's vision of urban sustainability was met with jeers. Drawing extensively from immersive, firsthand ethnographic research with northeast Paris residents, as well as an analysis of green architecture and urban design, Andrew Newman argues that environmental politics must be separated from the construct of urban sustainability, which has been appropriated by forces of redevelopment and gentrification in Paris and beyond. France's turbulent political environment also provides Newman with powerful new insights into the ways in which multiethnic coalitions can emerge--even amid overt racism and Islamophobia--in the struggle for more just cities and more inclusive societies. A tale of multidimensional political efforts, Landscape of Discontent cuts through the rhetoric of green cities to reveal the promise that environmentalism holds for urban communities anywhere"-

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"From Haussmann to Charlie Hebdo, Paris has always demanded our attention. Efforts to vigilantly reimagine the city and its inhabitants remain one of the most important tasks in this urban century, Read more...

 
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