Toward Just Sustainability in Urban Communities: Building Equity Rights with Sustainable Solutions

@article{Agyeman2003TowardJS,
  title={Toward Just Sustainability in Urban Communities: Building Equity Rights with Sustainable Solutions},
  author={Julian Agyeman and Thomas D. Evans},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={590},
  pages={35 - 53}
}
  • J. AgyemanT. Evans
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Economics
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Two concepts that provide new directions for public policy, environmental justice and sustainability, are both highly contested. Each has tremendous potential to effect long-lasting change. Despite the historically different origins of these two concepts and their attendant movements, there exists an area of theoretical compatibility between them. This conceptual overlap is a critical nexus for a broad social movement to create livable, sustainable communities for all people in the future. The… 

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