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Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball


In communities across the country and around the world, people are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments that have been affected by crisis, disinvestment, or disaster. In New Orleans after Katrina, in New York after Sandy, in Soweto after apartheid, and in any number of postindustrial, depopulated cities, people work together to restore nature, renew communities, and heal themselves. In Civic Ecology, Marianne Krasny and Keith Tidball offer stories of this emerging grassroots environmental stewardship, along with an interdisciplinary framework for understanding and studying ... More

Keywords: Civic ecology, Resilience, Biophilia, Sense of place, Social capital, Social learning, Ecosystem services, Nature and health, Environmental stewardship, Environmental governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028653
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marianne E. Krasny, author
Cornell University

Keith G. Tidball, author
Cornell University

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