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Maria Christina Crouch
Jordan P. Lewis

, intergenerational connection and generativity and indigenised tenets of successful ageing exemplify how rural AN communities become and stay well, and pass on healing and wellness to future generations. The lens of Indigenous ageing is a view into the barriers that exist in living rurally and the dire need to continue a rural, AN way of life. In order to examine successful ageing in AN populations

in Rural quality of life
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Infrastructure, financial extraction and the global South

No struggle for social justice that lacks a grounded understanding of how wealth is accumulated within society, and by whom, is ever likely to make more than a marginal dent in the status quo. Much work has been done over the years by academics and activists to illuminate the broad processes of wealth extraction. But a constantly watchful eye is essential if new forms of financial extraction are to be blocked, short-circuited, deflected or unsettled. So when the World Bank and other well-known enablers of wealth extraction start to organise to promote greater private-sector involvement in ‘infrastructure’, for example through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), alarm bells should start to ring. How are roads, bridges, hospitals, ports and railways being eyed up by finance? What bevels and polishes the lens through which they are viewed? How is infrastructure being transformed into an ‘asset class’ that will yield the returns now demanded by investors? Why now? What does the reconfiguration of infrastructure tell us about the vulnerabilities of capital? The challenge is not only to understand the mechanisms through which infrastructure is being reconfigured to extract wealth: equally important is to think through how activists might best respond. What oppositional strategies genuinely unsettle elite power instead of making it stronger?

Christiaan De Beukelaer

. And future generations remain unheard in climate debates – though change may be on the horizon. In September 2021, António Guterres published Our Common Agenda , in which he proposes a UN Special Envoy for Future Generations. 60 This, Thomas Hale argues, could help us deal with the ‘long problems’ we face today. 61 My Avontuur Joining the Avontuur above any other sailing cargo vessel came down, like pretty much everything in life, to serendipity. When I first saw Cornelius at the station in

in Trade winds
Wangui Kimari

gravitate towards a certain kind of milieu, which itself has an effect upon character – an effect which, in turn, might be passed down to future generations through a weakened constitution, and through the ways in which one rears one’s children and the habits one inculcates in them

in Turning up the heat
Mark Scott

measuring individual well-being in relation to spatial planning outcomes – it captures private benefits without assessing potential costs and is limited in assessing sustainable well-being for future generations in relation to the erosion of essential natural systems. The deficits of conventional economic indicators and the limitations of an individual life satisfaction approach has

in Rural quality of life
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Creating places of vernacular democracy
Beata J. Gawryszewska
Maciej Łepkowski
, and
Anna Wilczyńska

, admiring the nature and willingness to preserve it for future generations, are rendered (CICES, 2012). Another benefit is the feeling of having skills, described in the CICES-​Be (Turkelboom et al., 2013) assessment on the example of photographs, which in the case of wastelands include gardening skills, knowledge of herbs, craftwork and small construction works as well as the skill to build new artefacts if needed (Gawryszewska et al., 2016). Wastelands seem to be a perfect tool in shaping the need to participate in the decision-​making process and grassroots management

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
Exploring the real-time smart city dashboard
Michiel de Lange

.10 7 Temporal modalities Temporal modalities refer to the question when something happens, in the past, present or future (Adam, 2008: 2). Adam distinguishes between two standpoints towards the future: the future present and the present future (Adam, 2008). The present future approaches the future from the present, as ‘mine to shape and create’ (Adam, 2008: 7). The future present approaches present actions as seen from the future: the impact of present actions for future generations. This is the area of ethics. The first seems more individualistic, the other more

in Time for mapping
A Toilet Revolution and its socio-eco-technical entanglements
Deljana Iossifova

transdisciplinary work, critical studies are often preoccupied with the agency of marginalised groups and ‘the political’ (or ‘poolitical’, as proposed in an awkward double entendre by McFarlane and Silver, 2017 ). However, beyond questions of ‘metabolic inequality’ (e.g. McFarlane, 2013 ), of social, spatial or otherwise defined justice, sanitation poses key challenges with regard to sustainable development and the wellbeing and health of current and future generations. This is not to dismiss the importance and central role of ‘the political’ (Mouffe, 2005 ). Rather, I

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
Alex Schafran
Matthew Noah Smith
, and
Stephen Hall

of the reliance systems realizing these capacities can be sites for intensive exploitation as well. Principal five: planetary boundaries must be respected A healthy spatial contract retrofits existing reliance systems so that they respect planetary boundaries. 42 We have already argued that the re/production of agency should not result in the destruction of either itself or of other capacities. But it should also not destroy entire ecosystems. It should not impoverish existing or future generations, who will bear the brunt of the

in The spatial contract
Nicholas Hildyard

incurs stiff financial penalties that act as a deterrent to renationalisation. Each restricts a government’s ability to invest itself: PPP payments eat up health, transport and energy budgets, leaving governments with little room for manoeuvre (in the case of Portugal, ‘the annual payments to just two major road PPPs cost €800 million, larger than the entire national transport budget of €700 million’ (Hall 2015, n.p.)). And each adds to the burgeoning off-balance-sheet liabilities that countries have incurred through PPPs, storing up debt crises for future generations

in Licensed larceny