Handbook of Cities and the Environment

Edited by Kevin Archer, Professor and Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Central Washington University and Kris Bezdecny, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences and Environment, California State University, Los Angeles, US

With an ever-growing majority of the world's human population living in city spaces, the relationship between cities and nature will be one of the key environmental issues of the 21st Century. This book brings together a diverse set of authors to explore the various aspects of this relationship both theoretically and empirically. Rather than considering cities as wholly separate from nature, a running theme throughout the book is that cities, and city dwellers, should be characterized as intrinsic in the creation of specifically urban-generated ‘socio-natures’.

‘How are cities both at the root of our environmental problems yet central to solving them? The chapters assembled here offer rich responses, through a blend of theoretical reflection and empirical analysis. It will be an excellent resource for urbanists across the disciplines.’
– Noel Castree, University of Wollongong, Australia

‘If urban environments continue to be a new frontier for understanding the interconnected dynamics of socio-natural progress and uneven development, and I believe they are, then this book is important reading for sharpening and deepening our collective understandings about how the production of urban nature(s) necessitates robust theoretical consideration backed by decisive action.’
– Nik Heynen, University of Georgia, US

2016 480 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 225 9 £207.00 £160.00 $207.00 $230.00

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