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New York and Los AngelesThe Uncertain Future$
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David Halle and Andrew A. Beveridge

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199778386

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.001.0001

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A Land Ethic for the City of Water

A Land Ethic for the City of Water

(p.413) Chapter 15 A Land Ethic for the City of Water
New York and Los Angeles

Kristen Van Hooreweghe

Steve Lang

William Kornblum

Oxford University Press

A twenty-first century urban land ethic necessarily involves a combination of city planning, national environmental regulations, and local citizen activism. This chapter explores the consequences and contradictions of this hybrid approach to urban environmental policy, paying specific attention to the role of citizen activism in engendering a land ethic for a city of water. It shows that in the work of enlightened leaders and dedicated grassroots activists in the Bronx, the Jamaica Bay watershed, and neighborhoods and communities throughout the City, New Yorkers are finding their own versions of a land ethnic in this city of water.

Keywords:   New York, urban land ethic, city planning, environmental regulation, citizen activism, urban environmental policy

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