by G Desfor, R Keil

University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ


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.

Region: Los Angeles, California; Toronto, Canada
Publication Type: Book
Keywords: case study, environmental justice, governance, history, Los Angeles, non-profits, policy, sustainability, and urban nature