(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Eco-urbanism and the eco-city, or, denying the right to the city?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, King's College London, Strand, London, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper analyses the construction of eco-cities as technological fixes to concerns over climate change, Peak Oil, and other scenarios in the transition towards “green capitalism”. First, it highlights the inequalities which mean that eco-cities will not benefit those who will be most impacted by climate change: the citizens of the world's least wealthy states. Second, it investigates the foun-dation of eco-city projects on notions of crisis and scarcity. Third, it interrogates the mechanisms through which new eco-cities are built, including the land market, reclamation, dispossession and “green grabbing”. Lastly, a sustained focus is needed on the multiplication of workers’ geographies in and around these “emerald cities”, especially the ordinary urban spaces and lives of the temporary settlements housing the millions of workers who move from one new project to another


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no5 [pp. 1285-1303]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12087

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