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Infrastructures of progress and dispossession

Collective responses to shrinking water access among farmers in Arequipa, Peru

Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen

occurring elsewhere ( GDAT 2012 ; Heynen et al. 2007 ). Well aware of the danger of singularizing the understanding of global and local processes, I use the term “neoliberal urban ecology” to qualify the way socio-economical, political, and material

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Cultivating Civic Ecology

A Photovoice Study with Urban Gardeners in Lisbon, Portugal

Krista Harper and Ana Isabel Afonso

Introduction: Urban Gardens as ‘Communities of Practice’ in Building Civic Ecology Urban gardens are a form of self-provisioning, leisure and activist practice that is cropping up in cities around the world ( Mougeot 2010 ). There are several key

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

. Specifically, she envisages an alternative urbanism based on a critique of neoliberalism, the embedding of agroecological principles in the urban realm, and urban food commoning. Although generally conceived of as temporary and contingent, the range and breadth

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Donna Houston, Diana McCallum, Wendy Steele and Jason Byrne

consistency between the published climate responses of different governments, including those promulgated through urban planning strategies. Almost all seem to draw on similarly neoliberal forms of governance, which propagate methods of risk management that

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

difficult to define as urban agriculture. For Mary Pudup (2008) , the community garden must be interpreted as an answer to neoliberal urban policies, the latest of many gardening movements reacting to social and economic crises ( Bassett 1979 ; Lawson 2005

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After the commons—commoning!

Don Kalb

practical solutions for problems of urban administration and management. Now that the whole planet has finally become urban and industrial, and has been solidly set up as a hypercompetitive global field by the neoliberal globalizers, the high-cost urban

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After dispossession

Ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization

Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen

progress and layers of dispossession, shaping a neoliberal urban ecology. Farmers struggle to reclaim a position of status through moral and affective reactions and by attempts to strengthen collective efforts. Also concerned with attempts to regain the

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For or against commoning?

Ida Susser

support, as well as battles over institutional services and issues of collective consumption, such as ecology. The third urban commons, creative expression, was a constant aspect of the struggle as people created new signs, language, and graphics on the

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Marian Simon-Rojo, Inés Morales Bernardos and Jon Sanz Landaluze

the platform ( Figure 2 ). Inspired primarily by La Via Campesina, the main goals were to build an alternative to the current neoliberal system, generate debate on the food model, raise awareness among the urban population about the consumption of

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Constanza Parra and Frank Moulaert

Introduction This article contributes to restoring the unity between “nature” and “culture” in the study of the governance of socio-ecological systems (SES) in academic disciplines such as ecology, biology, spatial planning and geography, as well as