Climate cosmopolitics and the possibilities for urban planning

Houston, D, MacCallum, D, Steele, W and Byrne, J 2016, 'Climate cosmopolitics and the possibilities for urban planning', Nature + Culture, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 259-277.


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Title Climate cosmopolitics and the possibilities for urban planning
Author(s) Houston, D
MacCallum, D
Steele, W
Byrne, J
Year 2016
Journal name Nature + Culture
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 259
End page 277
Total pages 19
Publisher Berghahn Books
Abstract Cosmopolitical action in a climate-changed city represents different knowledges and practices that may seem disconnected but constellate to frame stories and spaces of a climate-just city. The question this article asks is: how might we as planners identify and develop counter-hegemonic praxes that enable us to re-imagine our experience of, and responses to, climate change? To explore this question, we draw on Isabelle Stengers's (2010) idea of cosmopolitics-where diverse stories, perspectives, experiences, and practices can connect to create the foundation for new strategic possibilities. Our article is empirically informed by conversations with actors from three Australian cities (Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth) who are mobilizing different approaches to this ideal in various grassroots actions on climate change.
Subject Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Australia
climate change
cosmopolitics
urban planning
DOI - identifier 10.3167/nc.2016.110303
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