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Just Green Enough in Transition

    1. Just Green Enough: Contesting Environmental Gentrification in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    2. Winifred Curran and Trina Hamilton
    3. A just enough green? Industrial gentrification and competing socionatures in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
    4. Winifred Curran and Trina Hamilton
    5. Making Just Green Enough advocacy resilient: Diverse economies, ecosystem engineers and livelihood strategies for low-carbon futures
    6. Sarah Dooling
    7. Just Transition and Just-Green-Enough: Climate justice, economic development and community resilience
    8. Julie Sze and Elizabeth Yeampierre Green Displacements and Community Identity
    9. Greening the waterfront? Submerging history, finding risk
    10. Pamela Stern and Peter V Hall
    11. Alternative food and gentrification: Farmers' markets, community gardens and the transformation of urban neighborhoods
    12. Pascale Joassart-Marcelli and Fernando Bosco
    13. The production of green: Gentrification and social change
    14. Jessica Ty Miller State-led Environmental Gentrification
    15. Environmental gentrification in Metropolitan Seoul: The case of greenbelt deregulation and development at Misa Riverside City
    16. Jay E. Bowen
    17. Displacement as disaster relief: Environmental gentrification and state informality in developing Chennai
    18. Priti Narayan
    19. Fixing sustainability: Social contestation and re-regulation in Vancouver's housing system
    20. Noah Quastel Mobilizing and Planning for Just, Green Futures
    21. Mobilizing community identity to imagine just green enough futures: A Chicago case study
    22. Leslie Kern
    23. Bring on the Yuppies and the Guppies! Green gentrification, environmental justice, and the politics of place in Frogtown, L.A.
    24. Esther Kim
    25. The contested future of Philadelphia's Reading Viaduct: Blight, neighborhood amenity, or global attraction?
    26. Hamil Pearsall
    27. Informal urban green space as anti-gentrification strategy?
    28. Christoph D. D. Rupprecht and Jason A. Byrne
    29. Patient Capital and Reframing Value: Making New Urbanism Just Green Enough
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About the Author

Winifred Curran is an Associate Professor of Geography at DePaul University, USA. Trina Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), USA.


"Hamilton and Curran's concept of `Just Green Enough' has become a rallying cry for academics and activists trying to decouple environmental clean-up from high-end residential and commercial development. The cases in this timely and excellent book illuminate this goal, offering us hope for a transition toward more just sustainabilities." - Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University "This is an essential book demonstrating the need for a new ecological, political, and social imagination to place interactional, reparative, distributional, and participative justice at the center of green city planning. Only through transformative green planning and creative lasting alliances will green interventions be public goods rather than environmental privileges." - Isabelle Anguelovski, ICREA Research Professor and Director, Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona "In 2012, Curran and Hamilton came up with `Just Green Enough,' a welcome vision for environmentally-minded urban development that foregrounded social justice and equity. Six years later, the concept's originators bring us this provocative look at the pitfalls and promises of JGE strategies, offering both sobering assessments and hopeful ways forward." - Melissa Checker, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Psychology, the CUNY Graduate Center "As cities across the world are `going green' through revitalization projects geared toward resilience and sustainability, they struggle with a major challenge: avoiding displacement and disenfranchisement associated with gentrification. This refreshing, provocative volume brings together leading scholars who dare to move beyond critique, by exploring and proposing strategies and solutions." - Ryan Holifield, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "Just Green Enough brings passion, imagination, along with some redemption to the sustainable development paradox. With a global reach, the book's contributors eruditely reveal important insights and examples of diverse social relations that engender positive urban environmental change. A must read for students concerned with progressive social change." - Robert Krueger, Director, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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