Environmental policies and social impacts.Suggestions from European cities
Autore: Ilaria Beretta
Are we really sure that green and sustainable are always good for everyone? Ilaria Beretta tries to go beyond the rhetoric of sustainability to understand more deeply the interconnection between economy, society and environment in urban contexts, in the belief that only empirical research and the analysis of data can lead to a correct reading, which is as objective as possible, of the complex reality in which we live. The author, through a comparison between European and U.S. American cities, focuses in particular on policies related to climate change and land use, showing how these, if not properly monitored in their social effects, risk contributing to the tightening of social inequalities, through processes such as ecological and green gentrification.
The volume is structured in three parts. In the first section, she illustrates the main European Union’s sustainability and environmental urban policies, focusing on climate change and land use strategies. The second chapter provides a conceptual framework through the environmental justice paradigm, as it applies in Europe and in U.S. Finally, the third chapter offers an empirical analysis of ecological and green gentrification processes, comparing American and European realities, and highlighting how contextspecific differences can have profound effects on the manifestation (or not) of these phenomena.
ILARIA BERETTA is Associate Professor of Environmental and Urban Sociology at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences), where she graduated and received her PHD. In the same University she is Research Coordinator in the Postgraduate School for Environmental studies of Brescia. Main fields of research: environmental urban governance and policies for local sustainability, with a focus on the social impacts of environmental policies.
COLLANA-CIRCULAR ECONOMY, SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES, EDUCATION
CIRCULAR ECONOMY, SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES, EDUCATION
Direttori: Roberto Zoboli, Ilaria Beretta, Alessandra Vischi
Fabrizio D’Aniello (Università di Macerata), Giovanna Del Gobbo (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Svetlana Divnogortseva (Università di St. Tichon, Mosca), Riley E. Dunlap (Oklahoma State University), Nuria Lorenzo (Universitat de Barcelona), Pierluigi Malavasi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Paolo Orefice (Università degli Studi di Firenze), Nuria Rajadell (Universitat de Barcelona).
Comitato editoriale e referaggio:
Cristina Birbes, Andrea Bobbio, Valerio Corradi, Roberta Cucca, Svetlana Divnogortseva, Natalia Magnani, Pierluigi Malavasi, Dario Nicoli, Nuria Rajadell, Simona Sandrini, Andrea Traverso
The circular economy as a focus of human sciences is somewhat new and has not been throughly dealt with in a sociological and pedagogical perspective. This book series aims at collecting a number of relevant scientific contributions on the topic of the circular economy, ranging from pedagogy to sociology, with a special focus on multi-disciplinary reserach on values and projects on a sustainable direction in economic development.
The entire publishing project is built around a number of areas of interest: the euristic importance of human resources training; the socio-economic analysis of how specific territories and green jobs are reinforced in specific communities; the socio-cultural proceses and the educational projects put forward in smart cities and finally the importance of communicating sustainability.