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Colette Palamar

While increasing urbanization intensifies the need for ecological restoration in densely populated areas, projects implemented in urban settings are often beset with conflicts stemming from a mismatch between traditional restoration practices and social realities. As ecological restoration practitioners seek to protect and remediate urban ecosystems, I contend that the broad set of principles developed by the environmental justice movement can provide an excellent conceptual framework for integrating social ecologies into restoration plans. Successful integration is constrained, however, by a number of challenges both within the Principles of Environmental Justice and ecological restoration theory and practice. Using a case study of New York City's Green Guerillas community gardening program, I show how the principles can begin to be operationalized to provide an effective grounding methodology for the design, development, and implementation of urban restoration projects.

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Jennifer Foster

This paper considers the transformation of two decommissioned rail lines, in Paris and New York City, into ecologically-oriented green space. Situating the restoration of these rail lines within dominant trajectories of urbanization helps to understand how ecological restoration projects may function as financial instruments that intensify experiences of social injustice. This paper considers how the design and aesthetics of New York's High Line and Paris' Sentier Nature construct ecologies that also produce environmental subjectivities, and how these spaces reflect uneven investment in nature across urban landscapes. While the two case studies are aesthetically distinct, they are both woven into existing global patterns of urban transformation, and their evolution from disused industrial space to public park shares an emotional attachment to safety that demands removal of threatening inhabitants.

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John Sonnett

regulations established in the 1970s. The US Southwest is said to be leading the way in innovation of efficient water use, and New York City’s investments in reforesting around upstate reservoirs is hailed as a groundbreaking policy for dealing with problems

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Christian Hunold

chronicler of Pale Male’s Central Park/Fifth Avenue nest in New York City 5 and observers of the Riverside Park nest on the Upper West Side were the first to suggest the possibility of supplemental feedings. The supplemental feeding idea was passed on to the

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

Despite Diversity: Social Injustice in New York City’s Urban Agriculture System ”. Antipode 47 ( 1 ): 240 – 259 . doi:10.1111/anti.12098 . 10.1111/anti.12098 Smit , Jac , Joe Nasr , and Annu Ratta . 2001 . Urban Agriculture: Food Jobs and

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Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman, and Peter C. Little

: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City . Athens: University of Georgia Press. 224 pp. ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7. Urban farming in New York City may be a trendy topic, but Beyond the Kale works to debunk images of “young, middle

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Charlotte Prové, Denise Kemper, and Salma Loudiyi

”. Cities and the Environment 8 ( 2 ): 1 – 5 . http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol8/iss2/15 . Cohen , Nevin , and Kristin Reynolds . 2014 . “ Resource Needs for a Socially Just and Sustainable Urban Agriculture System: Lessons from New York City

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J. Cristobal Pizarro and Brendon M. H. Larson

Cosmopolitan Ties: The Rooftop Pigeon Flyers of New York City ”. Ethnography 10 ( 4 ): 435 – 457 , doi:10.1177/1466138109346997 . 10.1177/1466138109346997 Johnson , Cassandra Y. , John M. Bergstrom , and H. Ken Cordell . 2004 . “ Wilderness Values

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Vegetables and Social Relations in Norway and the Netherlands

A Comparative Analysis of Urban Allotment Gardeners

Esther J. Veen and Sebastian Eiter

-015-9606-y . 10.1007/s10460-015-9606-y Reynolds , Kristin . 2015 . “ Disparity Despite Diversity: Social In justice in New York City’s Urban Agriculture System ”. Antipode 47 ( 1 ): 240 – 259 . doi:10.1111/anti.12098 . 10.1111/anti.12098 Santo

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Contact with Nature as Essential to the Human Experience

Reflections on Pandemic Confinement

Alan E. Kazdin and Pablo Vidal-González

, mostly small peripheral hamlets” ( Benedictow 2004: 276 ). The confinement by COVID-19 decreed by the authorities appears to have provoked a similar reflexive gesture. The more affluent left New York City quickly to take refuge in their second homes in