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Urban Movements and Climate Change

Loss, Damage and Radical Adaptation

290 pages
Amsterdam University Press
From the social uprisings in Santiago de Chile to the radical municipalism experiments in Naples, this volume takes the reader on an intellectual journey at the frontlines across global South and global North where climate breakdown meets social innovations. While the effects of the climate crisis are becoming more extreme and tangible across the globe with every passing day, urban social movements and their radical strategies to resist climate injustice often remain concealed from sight. Contributors to this volume ask how would it be to look at the politics of urban loss-and-damage not from the highly securitized zones of climate summits, but from favelas in Rio de Janeiro, flood-prone communities in São Paulo, urban gardens in Naples, or neighborhoods resisting climate gentrification in New York City? This book explores diverse worlds and praxis of urban social movements resisting the rising tides of climate crisis and social injustice.
Author Bio
Marco Armiero is ICREA Research Professor, Institut d'Història de la Ciència (IHC), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain and president of the European Society of Environmental History. Formerly, he directed the Environmental Humanities Laboratory (EHL) at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He has extensively published on environmental justice, climate change, migration, and nationalization of nature. Salvatore Paolo de Rosa is a researcher at Center for Applied Ecological Thinking, University of Copenhagen. Previously, he was a researcher at Lund University in Sweden, where he also received his PhD in Human Geography. With a background in anthropology and political ecology, his research focuses on collective action and socio-environmental transformations towards sustainability and justice. Ethemcan Turhan is an assistant professor of environmental planning at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research is situated in the broadly defined field of political ecology with empirical and conceptual attention to climate justice and energy democracy. He is the co-editor of the book, Transforming Socio-Natures in Turkey: Landscapes, State and Environmental Movements (Routledge, 2019).