Environmental Justice and Urban Resilience in the Global South

  • Adriana Allen
  • Liza Griffin
  • Cassidy Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Liza Griffin, Deena Khalil, Adriana Allen, Cassidy Johnson
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Institutional Governance of Resilience and Environmentally Just Practice

  4. Everyday Practices: Informal or Bottom-up Attempts to Achieve Resilience and Environmental Justice

  5. Co-produced Governance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-307

About this book


This edited volume provides a fresh perspective on the important yet often neglected relationship between environmental justice and urban resilience. Many scholars have argued that resilient cities are more just cities. But what if the process of increasing the resilience of the city as a whole happens at the expense of the rights of certain groups? If urban resilience focuses on the degree to which cities are able to reorganise in creative ways and adapt to shocks, do pervasive inequalities in access to environmental services have an effect on this ability? This book brings together an interdisciplinary and intergeneration group of scholars to examine the contradictions and tensions that develop as they play out in cities of the Global South through a series of empirically grounded case studies spanning cities of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.


Environmental justice Urbanization Resilience Global South Cities Urban resilience Climate change Infrastructure Emergency response systems Healthcare Rule of law Social inequality Social capital Urban poor

Editors and affiliations

  • Adriana Allen
    • 1
  • Liza Griffin
    • 2
  • Cassidy Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)University College London (UCL)LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)University College London (UCL)LondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)University College London (UCL)LondonUnited Kingdom

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