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dc.contributor.authorRademacher, Anne
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017-12-08 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:20:46Z
dc.identifier640437
dc.identifierOCN: 1030820766
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31013
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/33194
dc.description.abstractBuilding Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meaningful through engaged architectural practice. The book’s focus on practitioners offers insights into the many roles that converge to produce this emergent, critically important form of urban expertise. At once activists, scientists, and designers, the environmental architects profiled in Building Green act as key agents of urban change whose efforts in practice are shaped by a complex urban development economy, layered political power relations, and a calculus of when, and how, their expert skills might be operationalized in service of a global urban future.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology
dc.subject.otherenvironmental architecture
dc.subject.otherresilience
dc.subject.otherenvironmental anthropology
dc.subject.otherurban ecology
dc.subject.othergreen design
dc.subject.otherurban anthropology
dc.subject.othermumbai
dc.subject.otherurban design
dc.subject.otherurban political ecology
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.subject.otherAuroville
dc.subject.otherIndia
dc.titleBuilding Green
dc.title.alternativeEnvironmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.42
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.ucpress.edu
oapen.relation.isbn9780520968721
oapen.pages222
oapen.place.publicationOakland


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