Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and practice (Advances in Urban Sustainability)

Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and practice (Advances in Urban Sustainability)

By: John Fien (editor), Anitra Nelson (editor), Ralph Horne (editor), Beau B. Beza (editor)Paperback

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Urban sustainability citizenship situates citizens as social change agents with an ethical and self-interested stake in living sustainably with the rest of Earth. Such citizens not only engage in sustainable household practices but respect the importance of awareness raising, discussion and debates on sustainability policies for the common good and maintenance of Earth's ecosystems. Sustainability Citizenship in Cities seeks to explain how sustainability citizenship can manifest in urban built environments as both responsibilities and rights. Contributors elaborate on the concept of urban sustainability citizenship as a participatory work-in-progress with the aim of setting its practice firmly on the agenda. This collection will prompt practitioners and researchers to rethink contemporary mobilisations of urban citizens challenged by various environmental crises, such as climate change, in various socio-economic settings. This book is a valuable resource for students, academics and professionals working in various disciplines and across a range of interdisciplinary fields, such as: urban environment and planning, citizenship as practice, environmental sociology, contemporary politics and governance, environmental philosophy, media and communications, and human geography.

About Author

Ralph Horne is Professor of Geography, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and Director of the Cities Programme (United Nations Global Compact). John Fien, formerly Professor of Sustainability in RMIT University's Innovation Leadership Program (2005-2013), was appointed Executive Director of the Swinburne University Leadership Institute, Hawthorn, Australia in late 2013. Beau B. Beza is Senior Lecturer in the Planning and Landscape Architecture Program, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. Anitra Nelson is Associate Professor in the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.


1. Sustainability citizenship in cities Ralph Horne, John Fien, Beau B. Beza, Anitra Nelson Part I. Framing sustainability citizenship John Fein 2. The praxis of sustainability citizenship Anitra Nelson 3. Urban resilience for sustainability Alexei Trundle, Ralph Horne, John Fien and Ellis Judson 4. Urban food security and alternative economic practices Ferne Edwards 5. Sustainability citizens: Collaborative and disruptive social learning Arjen E. J. Wals and Frans Lenglet Part II. Housing and social innovation Ralph Horne 6. Green housing developments: Sustainability pathway or cul-de-sac? Ralph Horne 7. Structuring housing provision for urban sustainability Trivess Moore and Tony Dalton 8. Co-working communities: Sustainability citizenship at work Tim Butcher 9. Urban social innovation: Mobilising sustainability citizenship Ian McShane Part III. Place, access and equity Beau B. Beza 10. The gendered city Annette Gough 11. Informal settlements: Sustainability citizenship in action Jaime Hernandez-Garcia 12. Places for sustainability citizenship Beau B. Beza 13. An Indigenous perspective on sustainability citizenship David Jones and Beau B. Beza Part IV. Citizen participation Anitra Nelson 14. Communicating sustainability in the city Cathy Greenfield 15. The learning city for sustainability Bruce Wilson 16. Curating the city: Encouraging sustainability Tammy Wong Hulbert 17. Ethical consumers and sustainability citizenship Tania Lewis 18. Futures for sustainability citizenship Anitra Nelson, Ralph Horne, Beau B. Beza and John Fien

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  • ISBN13: 9781138933637
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781138933637
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1138933635

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