Sustainability and the City Urban Poetics and Politics

❮KINDLE❯ ✽ Sustainability and the City Urban Poetics and Politics Author Philip D Plowright – Women1.pro Sustainability and the City Urban Poetics and Politics contributes to third generation discourse on sustainable development by considering through a humanistic lens theories and practices of sustainabSustainability and the City Urban Poetics and Politics contributes to third generation discourse on sustainable development by considering through a humanistic lens theories and practices of sustainability in a wide range of urban cultures It demonstrates cities' inextricability from discussions on sustainability because not only is the world urbanizing at an unprecedented rate but also cities are primary locations of the circulation of excess capital socioeconomic divisions and hierarchies political resistance friction between human and non human worlds and the confluence of art policy and identity formation in placemaking With essays by scholars working in a variety of fields from architecture to literature to music to sociology this collection maintains that any hope for achieving urban sustainability will require taking seriously the ways in which cities are imagined Efforts to make cities sustainable must fully incorporate the humanities because critical endeavors and creative expressions that fall within the purview of the humanities are vital to closing the conceptual gulf as well as the practical gap between human and non human conservation Even if the environmental humanities embrace cities critics must ask whether coalescing the terms 'sustainability' and 'city' may actually obstruct human action to combat climate change which from some angles seems impending self imposed apocalypse To examine the urban turn Sustainability and the City attends to culture Essays in the first part of the collection approach urban sustainability from various disciplinary vantage points to emphasize history ideology pedagogy and critical theory The second part of the collection analyzes urban commons on four different continents Finally the collection moves from a diverse set of interpretations of on the ground urban phenomena to a compilation of readings of sustainability in different media and genres sound art drama fiction and film set in or evocative of cities The collection carves out a place for artists and critics to help realize social justice in cities which generate remarkable power but power that is too often and too easily used destructively unfairly and wastefully despite cities' unique capacities to inspire and sustain humanity.

Sustainability and the City Urban Poetics and Politics contributes to third generation discourse on sustainable development by considering through a humanistic lens theories and practices of sustainability in a wide range of urban cultures It demonstrates cities' inextricability from discussions on sustainability because not only is the world urbanizing at an unprecedented rate but also cities are primary locations of the circulation of excess capital socioeconomic divisions and hierarchies political resistance friction between human and non human worlds and the confluence of art policy and identity formation in placemaking With essays by scholars working in a variety of fields from architecture to literature to music to sociology this collection maintains that any hope for achieving urban sustainability will require taking seriously the ways in which cities are imagined Efforts to make cities sustainable must fully incorporate the humanities because critical endeavors and creative expressions that fall within the purview of the humanities are vital to closing the conceptual gulf as well as the practical gap between human and non human conservation Even if the environmental humanities embrace cities critics must ask whether coalescing the terms 'sustainability' and 'city' may actually obstruct human action to combat climate change which from some angles seems impending self imposed apocalypse To examine the urban turn Sustainability and the City attends to culture Essays in the first part of the collection approach urban sustainability from various disciplinary vantage points to emphasize history ideology pedagogy and critical theory The second part of the collection analyzes urban commons on four different continents Finally the collection moves from a diverse set of interpretations of on the ground urban phenomena to a compilation of readings of sustainability in different media and genres sound art drama fiction and film set in or evocative of cities The collection carves out a place for artists and critics to help realize social justice in cities which generate remarkable power but power that is too often and too easily used destructively unfairly and wastefully despite cities' unique capacities to inspire and sustain humanity.

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