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Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis
The emerging metropolitan regional-equity movement promotes innovative policies to ensure that all communities in a metropolitan region share resources and opportunities equally. Too often, low-income communities and communities of color bear a disproportionate burden of pollution and lack access to basic infrastructure and job opportunities. The metropolitan ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published 2009)
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May 24, 2011 Amanda Wolf rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Good anthology of communities that are standing up to equity issues. It made me rethink sustainability. Often the focus in on environment, but this book brings a new idea to the table. What if we deal in equity issues first, and let the rest of sustainability fall in place. Often issue of racial segregation and poverty are the last to be dealt with on the larger scale. I think that if we deal with these issues first then sustainability will unfold itself naturally.