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dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Lara Renee
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-30T01:55:09Z
dc.date.available2010-12-30T01:55:09Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/10922
dc.descriptionxvi, 298 p. : col. map. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.en_US
dc.description.abstractCities in the United States are increasingly challenged with sharpening inequalities, social exclusion and the effects of a swelling environmental footprint. In response, city officials, political interest groups and residents have seized the framework of urban sustainability to address these mounting social and environmental problems. However, the push for environmental and social sustainability often directly contradicts the push by influential urban business coalitions for cities to be more economically competitive with other locales. I explore the compatibility of urban sustainability and economic development through a case study of Eugene, Oregon's Sustainable Business Initiative, led by Mayor Kitty Piercy. In this Initiative, the interaction between the urban sustainability and economic development discourses calls into question current entrepreneurial strategies and opens the door to exploring the implications of integrating sustainability and social justice concepts with urban economic development policy. Labor-community-environmental coalitions, with a broad vision for sustainability and regional equity, present an alternative to traditional business coalitions' influence on economic development policy and provide a strategy for economic development based in wealth redistribution and environmental health.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Gregory McLauchlan, Chairperson, Sociology; Yvonne Braun, Member, Sociology; Linda Fuller, Member, Womens and Gender Studies; Michael Bussel, Outside Member, Historyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of Sociology, Ph. D., 2010;
dc.subjectUrban sustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectEconomic development -- Oregon -- Eugeneen_US
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_US
dc.subjectSocial equityen_US
dc.subjectJust sustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectLabor unionsen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental justiceen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectSocial structureen_US
dc.subjectUrban planningen_US
dc.subjectSustainable development -- Oregon -- Eugene
dc.subjectSustainable Business Initiative
dc.subjectEugene (Or.). Sustainable Business Initiative
dc.titleIs it just sustainability? The political-economy of urban sustainability, economic development and social justiceen_US
dc.title.alternativePolitical-economy of urban sustainability, economic development and social justiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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