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Landscape of Discontent: Urban Sustainability in Immigrant Paris

Andrew Newman


On a rainy day in May 2007, the mayor of Paris inaugurated the Jardins d’Éole, a park whose completion was hailed internationally as an exemplar of sustainable urbanism. The park was the result of a hard-fought, decadelong protest movement in a low-income Maghrebi and African immigrant district starved for infrastructure, but the mayor’s vision of urban sustainability was met with jeers. Drawing extensively from immersive, firsthand ethnographic research with northeast Paris residents, as well as an analysis of green architecture and urban design, Andrew Newman argues that environmental politi ... More

Keywords: Paris, sustainable urban design, green architecture, urban nature, sustainable city, contested city, green gentrification, immigration in Europe, social movements, political ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689620
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Newman, author
Assistant Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Wayne State University