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Sustainable London?: The Future of a Global City

By: Rob Imrie (Editor), Loretta Lees (Editor), Ben Rogers (Foreword By), Yvonne Rydin (Preface By)

Policy Press

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #216510 | ISBN-13: 9781447310600
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Hardback | Sep 2014 | #216511 | ISBN-13: 9781447310594
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London is one of the most dense, vibrant, and influential urban centers in the world, and Sustainable London? takes a close look at how it is addressing one of the key questions of our time: environmental sustainability. An impressive group of contributors from a wide range of fields takes on questions of transportation, housing, property development, education, and more, looking at the effects of sustainability initiatives not only on the environment but also on inequality, urban accessibility, and more.


- Foreword ~ Ben Rogers
- Preface ~ Yvonne Rydin

Part 1: Sustaining London: the key challenges
- Introduction: London's (de) future and sustainable city building ~ Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees
- Privatising London: A conversation with Anna Minton
- Just Space: Towards a just sustainable London ~ Robin Brown, Michael Edwards, Richard Lee

Part 2: Sustaining London in an era of austerity
- Sustainable governance and planning in austerity London ~ Emma Street
- Privatisation, managerialism, and the changing politics of sustainability planning in London ~ Mike Raco
- Sustaining a global city at work: the resilient geographies of a migrant division of labour from boom to bust in London ~ Cathy McIlwaine and Kavita Datta
- Sustaining London's welfare in an age of austerity ~ Chris Hamnett

Part 3: The challenges for a socially sustainable London
- The death of sustainable communities in London? ~ Loretta Lees
- From supermarkets to community building: Tesco plc, sustainable place making and urban regeneration ~ Rob Imrie and Mike Dolton
- Educating London: sustainable social reproduction versus symbolic violence? ~ Tim Butler
- Sustaining the public: the future of public space in London? ~ James Field

Part 4: Sustaining London's environmental future
- Rhetoric in Transitioning to Sustainable Travel? ~ Robin Hickman
- Building the healthy city in London ~ Clare Herrick
- Urban greening and sustaining urban natures in London ~ Franklin Ginn and Robert A Francis

Part 5: Postscript
- 'Urban Sustainability' and 'Urban Resilience': moving London beyond rhetoric and reality towards a socially just sustainable future ~ Loretta Lees and Rob Imrie

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Rob Imrie is chair of sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Loretta Lees is chair of human geography at the University of Leicester.

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