Essays about: "urban political ecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 essays containing the words urban political ecology.

  1. 1. Whose Right to Urban Nature? A case study of Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford, south-east London

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Alexander Deisinger-Murray; [2019]
    Keywords : Urban nature; urban political ecology; critical urban theory; community activism; public green space; working-class politics;

    Abstract : This exploratory research project explores the production and use, and subsequent closure and eviction of the community-designed and managed Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford – a predominantly working-class area in south-east London. This community garden played a key role in the lives of many local residents and its closure and subsequent demolition to make way for a large housing project drew a significant backlash from local residents which included protests, law-suits, and the occupation of the garden itself. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Galapagos Islands - a conflict of interests : a case study of how conservation, tourism and local interests meet, and howthat affect the islands and the residents

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Louise Arbin; [2019]
    Keywords : Conservation; tourism; governmentality; political ecology; Galapagos; Ecuador;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine how conservation, a growing tourism industry, and local interests meet at the Galapagos islands, Ecuador, and how that affects the islands and the people living or working there. This study is a result of a case study conducted at the Galapagos islands, mainly the island of Santa Cruz (which is the most populated island and the “economic capital”, as well as the island that has gone through the most rapid change in relation to growing tourism industry and development), done over the course of six weeks. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aerotropolis: At what cost, to whom? An analysis of social and environmental impacts of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) project, Indonesia

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Ellen Putri Edita; [2019]
    Keywords : aerotropolis; infrastructure development; economic growth; socio-environmental impacts; Sustainability Science; Indonesia; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Following the idea of aerotropolis, New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) was initiated under Masterplan for Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesia’s Economic Development to strongly promote the role of Yogyakarta as part of the economic and tourism centers in Indonesia. However, the establishment of this national strategic project is not without controversy. READ MORE

  4. 4. "I don't care if they put trees on it, it's still a skyscraper" Exploring activists' dissensus against Milan's urban greening and sustainability approach

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Lucia Di Paola; [2019]
    Keywords : Eco-urbanism; urban political ecology; green gentrification; right to the city; urban dissensus; sustainability science; Milan; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Eco-urbanism is today’s mainstream approach to urban greening and sustainability. This approach, however, remains disconnected from issues of social justice. As a reaction, urban political ecology (UPE) argues for greater engagement with urban activists’ dissensus as a strategy to develop more just sustainable cities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Searching for consensus: A study of hydrosocial relations in the water management of river Eurajoki in southwestern Finland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Milla Susi; [2019]
    Keywords : Hydrosocial cycle; Political ecology; Multi-stakeholder; Water management; Sustainability Science; Finland; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Water management tackles complexities within the interconnected social, political, economic and ecological systems across scales, while aiming to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders dependent on water. Many tensions and unsolved issues persist in water management regarding socio-political power structures, spatial scale, and relations between stakeholders who have different perceptions on problems and solutions in water management. READ MORE