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Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Isabelle Anguelovski


This book is an international comparative study of three critical and emblematic minority and low-income neighborhoods whose residents have organized to holistically improve local environmental quality and livability—Casc Antic (Barcelona), Dudley (Boston), CayoHueso (Havana). It examines the role played by environmental revitalization (land clean up, parks, community gardens and farms, healthy housing, community centers, improved waste management) in addressing exclusion, reconstructing community, overcoming loss, trauma, and fear of erasure, and recreating a sense of place for vulnerable res ... More

Keywords: Urban environmental justice, Healthy communities, Community reconstruction, Safe havens, Place making, Comparative Urbanism, Neighborhood revitalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026925
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabelle Anguelovski, author