by G Desfor, R Keil
University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ2004
In this volume, two leading scholars explore the complicated recent history of cities and nature through case studies involving the water, soil and air of Los Angeles and Toronto. The focus is on the ways in which policy making, governance, and social conflict are evolving as the ecology of cities comes to be seen as increasingly important. The relative power and strategies of the competing voices involved in making environmental policy (environmental and social justice organizations, environmental advocacy nonprofits, businesses and government agencies) are another emphasis.