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Continuous theatre for a creative city
David Calder

microcosm and further the ongoing interplay among residual parts and emergent whole. Chemetoff’s Plan-Guide has become a model throughout France for flexible, diverse urban redevelopment. In 2000, before its implementation, it won him the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme, awarded annually Resurfacing 143 by the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development, and Planning. The Plan-Guide exemplifies what sociologist Laurent Devisme, borrowing from Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, has dubbed the ‘new spirit of urbanism.’16 For Devisme, Chemetoff’s Plan-Guide is

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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The imaginary archaeology of redevelopment
David Calder

fables, which are also modes of transmission of memory [mémoire].’12 The distinction between mémoire and souvenir resurfaces in both the reception of PlayRec and the French scholarly literature on urban redevelopment and industrial heritage. La mémoire (as opposed to the masculine indefinite un mémoire, a memoir) refers to memory in the abstract – I have a good memory – or the unquantifiable totality of individual memories, souvenirs. Mémoire is always singular, whereas one might speak of a single souvenir or a collection of specific souvenirs. My mémoire is the sum

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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Alternative pasts, sustainable futures
David Calder

changes still Recuperation 187 occurring in the areas under consideration: the Carré de Soie and Ile de Nantes described in this book, for instance, are not quite the sites one would find on a return visit. The work continues. Contemporary, ongoing processes such as urban redevelopment outpace our efforts to analyse them in writing, especially when one writes as slowly as I do. Thus the dates at the start of each chapter serve as reminders that this is a book of history, however recent that history might be. They locate the reader and myself, offering us both a set

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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Environmental justice and citizen science in a post-truth age
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This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.

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Neil McNaughton

agriculture, improving higher education, in supporting the important fishing industry and in securing funds for industrial development. There has also been a good deal of innovation in urban re-development and support for the arts. In under-18 education, a key area given the trouble background of the province, attempts are under way (led by controversial education minister Martin McGuinness) to create more non-sectarian schooling. Little has yet been done, but at least the issue is on the political agenda. Above all, however, the main success of Northern Ireland devolution

in Understanding British and European political issues
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Pollution, contamination and the neglected dead in post-war Saigon
Christophe Robert

death. Dead zone 57 I reflect here on one specific instance of this jumbling of ritual, social and political categories. On the surface this looks like a case of reclaiming fallow, marshy land for urban redevelopment and road building. The removal of cemeteries from city centres or urban areas is not a new or unexpected phenomenon. In nineteenth-century Paris or London, for instance, dozens of intra-muros cemeteries were removed and converted to parks (Thorsheim 2011). Similarly, in the last few decades governments in Hong Kong, China and Singapore have been

in Governing the dead
A Toilet Revolution and its socio-eco-technical entanglements
Deljana Iossifova

-building, motivated a series of campaigns to abandon and replace the traditional night soil collection system over time. For instance, the State Council’s Patriotic Health Campaign in the 1950s led to the establishment of health campaign committees at all levels of governance to oversee its implementation (Yang, 2004 ). When China embarked on its journey to opening up and reforms in the late 1970s, the Patriotic Health Campaign was marginalised, and the focus shifted to rapid economic development. In line with the start of rapid urban redevelopment in the 1980s, a more integrated

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
Constructing environmental (in)justice
Anneleen Kenis

2005, when the plans were made public, it became clear that this new connection would be constructed close to a major urban redevelopment area, the “Islet” (het eilandje), including a huge bridge (De Lange Wapper) over this area, followed by a tunnel under the river Scheldt. Calling for alternative locations for road infrastructure and/or alternative forms of mobility, citizen movements actively contested the plans. Popularizing scientific knowledge and disseminating it among the wider public has been a main strategy in this endeavor. Through awareness

in Toxic truths
Anne Tietjen
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Gertrud Jørgensen

town or local landscape. In practice and research, placemaking is often linked to urban redevelopment. Although rural placemaking is less well researched, Lee and Blackford ( 2020 ) consider placemaking an important framework for individual and collective identity and well-being in rural areas. Well-being can be measured individually as ‘a contented

in Rural quality of life