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    Author(s): Stephanie Pincetl
    Date: 2010
    Source: Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 15(1): 43-58
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    Much has been made of the need for cities to become more sustainable, particularly since for the first time in human history over half of the world's population are urban dwellers. Cities concentrate human activities in an exceptionally powerful manner, and this includes resource use and the generation of pollution. Attention has turned towards cities for their capacity to enhance and use nature's services – ecological sustainability – to remediate some of their own environmental impacts. Insufficient attention has been paid to the challenges of implementation of this new approach to infrastructure in an era of devolution and skepticism about government. This paper discusses these twin and interwoven questions through the lens of an on-going natural experiment, the implementation of a million tree-planting campaign in Los Angeles, CA.

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    Pincetl, S. (2010). From the sanitary city to the sustainable city: challenges to institutionalising biogenic (nature's services) infrastructure. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 15(1): 43-58. doi:10.1080/13549830903406065

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