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Chapter 18: Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics

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Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics
Sustainability, Justice, and the Problem of Scale: Place-making as a ‘Multi-scalar Fix’ in Urban Environmental Politics
Joseph Pierce
Introduction

Scholarship on sustainability has engaged in analysis of systems at a variety of scales, with particular attention paid to a few scalar lenses: the integrated Earth system (Holdren et al., 1995), national or continental environmental policy (Asheim, 1994), and, more recently, the urban region (Eigner & Schmuck, 2002; Krueger & Agyeman, 2005), the neighborhood (Fraser et al., 2013; Hagerman, 2007) and even the household (Gibson et al., 2015). Rather than satisfactorily resolving concerns about scale, however, much recent sustainability research in urban contexts exemplifies the need to more directly address the trenchant ...

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