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The Resource Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development, Adam S. Weinberg, David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg

Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development, Adam S. Weinberg, David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg

Label
Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development
Title
Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development
Statement of responsibility
Adam S. Weinberg, David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More Americans recycle than vote. And most do so to improve their communities and the environment. But do recycling programs advance social, economic, and environmental goals? To answer this, three sociologists with expertise in urban and environmental planning have conducted the first major study of urban recycling. They compare four types of programs in the Chicago metropolitan area: a community-based drop-off center, a municipal curbside program, a recycling industrial park, and a linkage program. Their conclusion, admirably elaborated, is that recycling can realize sustainable community development, but that current programs achieve few benefits for the communities in which they are located. The authors discover that the history of recycling mirrors many other urban reforms. What began in the 1960s as a sustainable community enterprise has become a commodity-based, profit-driven industry. Large private firms, using public dollars, have chased out smaller nonprofit and family-owned efforts. Perhaps most troubling is that this process was not born of economic necessity. Rather, as the authors show, socially oriented programs are actually more viable than profit-focused systems. This finding raises unsettling questions about the prospects for any sort of sustainable local development in the globalizing economy. Based on a decade of research, this is the first book to fully explore the range of impacts that recycling generates in our communities. It presents recycling as a tantalizing case study of the promises and pitfalls of community development. It also serves as a rich account of how the state and private interests linked to the global economy alter the terrain of local neighborhoods
Cataloging source
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Weinberg, Adam S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN49.C6
LC item number
W437 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pellow, David N.
  • Schnaiberg, Allan
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  • Community development
  • Sustainable development
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Community development
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Sustainable development
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Recycling
  • Stadt
  • Umweltverträglichkeit
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Opbouwwerk
  • Duurzame ontwikkeling
  • Afvalverwerking
  • Sociaal-economische ontwikkeling
  • Arbeidsomstandigheden
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Développement communautaire
  • Développement durable
  • Programme gouvernemental
  • Recyclage des déchets
  • Ville
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development, Adam S. Weinberg, David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Urban recycling: an empirical test of sustainable community development proposals -- The challenge to achieve sustainable community development: a theoretical framework -- Chicago's municipally based recycling program: origins and outcomes of a corporate-centered approach -- Community-based recycling: the struggles of a social movement -- Industrial recycling zones and parks: creating alternative recycling models -- Social linkage programs: recycling practices in Evanston -- The treadmill of production: toward a political-economic grounding of sustainable community development -- The search for sustainable community development: final notes and thoughts
Control code
51542681
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400813780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/cttzr9n
  • 0ee930bc-17aa-484f-9116-3bef3c45eced
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51542681
Label
Urban recycling and the search for sustainable community development, Adam S. Weinberg, David N. Pellow, and Allan Schnaiberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Urban recycling: an empirical test of sustainable community development proposals -- The challenge to achieve sustainable community development: a theoretical framework -- Chicago's municipally based recycling program: origins and outcomes of a corporate-centered approach -- Community-based recycling: the struggles of a social movement -- Industrial recycling zones and parks: creating alternative recycling models -- Social linkage programs: recycling practices in Evanston -- The treadmill of production: toward a political-economic grounding of sustainable community development -- The search for sustainable community development: final notes and thoughts
Control code
51542681
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400813780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES UNLIMITED USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttzr9n
  • 0ee930bc-17aa-484f-9116-3bef3c45eced
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51542681

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