Urban Climate Justice Futures I

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 16
Organizers: Jennifer Rice, Kian Goh, Joshua Long
Chairs: Jennifer Rice


These paper session is organized broadly around the concept of urban climate justice and the seeming disconnect between rhetoric and reality – between urban theorists who conceptualize urban climate justice and concrete, implementable plans and policies; between self-professed progressive cities’ promotion of their climate plans and their ongoing failure to address justice concerns such as inequality, homelessness, and environmental harms; between the ardent calls for climate justice among activists and suitably radical visions for alternative just and sustainable urban futures. More specifically, papers will address the ways that cities and urban regions in the era of climate change are attempting to reconcile competing objectives for economic growth, policies for low-carbon development, and concerns over social and environmental justice, or choosing new and alternative pathways.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Patrick Bigger*, Lancaster University, Sara Nelson, University of British Columbia, Adaptation in the country for the city 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Danielle Rivera*, University of Colorado, Boulder, Disaster Colonialism: Structural Inequalities through Perpetual Disaster in the Face of Climate Change 15 8:15 AM
Presenter Ana Terra Amorim Maia*, ICTA-UAB, Isabelle Michele Sophie Anguelovski, ICREA BCNUEJ ICTA UAB, James John Timothy Connolly, BCNUEJ ICTA UAB and UBC, Eric Chu, UC Davis, How to CARE: A feminist intersectional approach to urban climate adaptation 15 8:30 AM
Presenter Joshua Long*, Southwestern University, Crisis Capitalism and Coloniality: Funding climate action projects in the 21st century 15 8:45 AM

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