Sustainability with its promise of economic prosperity, social
equity, and environmental integrity is hardly a controversial goal.
Yet scholars have generally overlooked the ways that policies aimed
at promoting "sustainability" at local, national, and global scales
have been shaped and constrained by capitalist social relations.
This thought-provoking book reexamines sustainability conceptually
and as it actually exists on the ground, with a particular focus on
Western European and North American urban contexts. Topics include
critical theoretical engagements with the concept of
sustainability; how sustainability projects map onto contemporary
urban politics and social justice movements; the spatial politics
of conservation planning and resource use; and what progressive
sustainability practices in the context of neoliberalism might look
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