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Equity and Sustainable Development: Reflections from the U.S.-Mexico Border

Jane Clough-Riquelme and Nora Bringas Rábago, editors
Equity and Sustainable Development: Reflections from the U.S.-Mexico Border
ISBN: 978-1-87836-754-9
$59.95
ISBN: 978-1-87836-755-6
$26.50
2006/362 pages/LC: 2006001155
Distributed for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego


“The transition to an Obama administration in the U.S. has been accompanied by promises of new approaches for addressing some very entrenched domestic and international problems, not the least of which are poverty, environmental degradation and climate change.... [This book] richly illustrates not only how great that challenge will be but also draws attention to how the very institutions meant to resolve a concern often obstruct even the best intentions.”—Mark Milstein, Administrative Science Quarterly

DESCRIPTION

In light of the power strategies in play in the new geopolitics of economic and ecological globalization, there is a need for critical analysis of how the agenda of sustainable development is being conceived, shaped, and implemented. This volume considers issues of equity and development in the US-Mexico border regionand highlights the fact that regions at the juncture of the industrial and developing worlds most clearly illustrate the problems inherent in current economic paradigms.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jane Clough-Riquelme is a regional planner with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Her work focuses on borders planning, including tribal liaison and binational and interregional planning with neighboring jurisdictions. Nora L. Bringas Rábago is research professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, in Tijuana.

CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION.
  • Testing the Limits of Equity and Sustainable Development in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands—the Editors.
  • The Johannesburg Summit: Implications for the Americas—E. Leff.
  • EQUITY AND URBANIZATION ON THE BORDER: PROSPECTS FOR SUSTAINABLE CITY-REGIONS.
  • Toward Sustainable Development in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region—J. Friedmann.
  • Rethinking Urban Ecologies: Cultural Barriers to Sustainable Development? —L.A. Herzog.
  • Cross-Border Regionalism and Sustainability: Contributions of Critical Regional Ecology—K. Pezzoli.
  • POVERTY, VULNERABILITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
  • Urban Structure and Social Segregation in Tijuana—T. Alegría.
  • Counting the Environment In: Considerations of the Risk of Hazardous Maquiladora Waste—K. Kopinak.
  • Social Vulnerability and Disaster Risk in Tijuana: Preliminary Findings—N.L. Bringas Rábago and R. Sánchez R.
  • Environment, Poverty, and Gender: Using and Managing Environmental Resources in a Tijuana Colonia—R. Gaxiola Aldama.
  • CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION IN THE BORDER REGION.
  • Acquiring Knowledge and Improving Environmental Policy: A Binational Agenda for Civic Organizations—B. Verduzco Chávez.
  • Environmental Justice and Border Tribes: The Case of San Diego County —M.C. Miskwish.
  • Youth and Education for Sustainability on the Border: Imagining the Future Citizens of Baja California—A. Monsiváis and L. Silván.
  • NGOs, Environment, and Gender in Tijuana—S. López Estrada.
  • Accessible Information Technology for Equitable Community Planning—A.H. Lam, L.M. Norman, and A.J. Donelson.
  • CONCLUSIONS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS.
  • Cross-Border Regional Policy Collaboration: Lessons from San Diego-Tijuana—J. Clough-Riquelme.
  • Equity and Justice in Binational Environmental Policy—S.P. Mumme.
  • Looking Ahead: Equity in the U.S.-Mexico Border—R.L. Bach.