(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in Southern Appalachia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GUSTAFSON S. (1) ; HEYNEN N. (1) ; RICE J.L. (1) ; GRAGSON T. (2) ; SHEPHERD J.M. (1) ; STROTHER C. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the Piedmont megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in Southern Appalachia. First, it considers the central role urban metabolic connections play in the region's pressing social and environmental crises. Second, it illuminates these human and nonhuman urban metabolisms across the Piedmont megapolitan region using data from the Coweeta Long-Term Eco-logical Research (LTER) program, especially highlighting a growing “ring of asphalt” that epito-mizes several developing changes to patterns of metabolism. The conclusion suggests that changing urban metabolisms indicated by Coweeta LTER data, ranging from flows of people to flows of wa-ter, pose a complicated problem for regional governance and vitality in the future


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no4 [pp. 664-675]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 cartes




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