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Green utopianism: Perspectives, politics and micro-practices
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6882-2735
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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Utopian thought and experimental approaches to societal organization have been rare in the last decades of planning and politics. Instead, there is a widespread belief in ecological modernization, that sustainable societies can be created within the frame of the current global capitalist world order by taking small steps such as eco-labeling, urban densification, and recycling. However, in the context of the current crisis in which resource depletion, climate change, uneven development, and economic instability are seen as interlinked, this belief is increasingly being questioned and alternative developmental paths sought. This collection demonstrates how utopian thought can be used in a contemporary context, as critique and in exploring desired futures. The book includes theoretical perspectives on changing global socio-environmental relationships and political struggles for alternative development paths, and analyzes micro-level practices in co-housing, alternative energy provision, use of green space, transportation, co-production of urban space, peer-to-peer production and consumption, and alternative economies. It contributes research perspectives on contemporary green utopian practices and strategies, combining theoretical and empirical analyses to spark discussions of possible futures.

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Taylor and Francis , 2014. , viii, 290 p.
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Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161838DOI: 10.4324/9780203067215ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920753197ISBN: 9780203067215OAI: diva2:801313

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Available from: 2015-04-09 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-04-09Bibliographically approved

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