This edited volume provides a fresh perspective on the important yet often neglected relationship between environmental justice and urban resilience. Many scholars have argued that resilient cities are more just cities. But what if the process of increasing the resilience of the city as a whole happens at the expense of the rights of certain groups? If urban resilience focuses on the degree to which cities are able to reorganise in creative ways and adapt to shocks, do pervasive inequalities in access to environmental services have an effect on this ability? This book brings together an interdisciplinary and intergeneration group of scholars to examine the contradictions and tensions that develop as they play out in cities of the Global South through a series of empirically grounded case studies spanning cities of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Adriana Allen is Professor of Urban Sustainability and Development Planning at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK, where she leads the Research Cluster on Environmental Justice, Urbanisation and Resilience.
Liza Griffin is Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK, where she co-directs the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development.
Cassidy Johnson is Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, UK.