The politics of urban climate futures: Lessons from urban agriculture

Jeroen van der Heijden, Chiara Certoma, Harriet Bulkeley

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    Taken together, this volume constitutes a systematic mapping, exploration, and interrogation of the nature of agency and empowerment in urban climate politics and action. It brings together contributions from scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds whose research focus on a variety of geographical areas and political positions. The breadth and depth of these contributions – theoretically, conceptually, empirically, and methodologically – speak to the driving questions outlined in the introduction to the book: who are the novel agents in urban climate governance; how are they empowered; and what is the empowering effect of increased agents and agency in urban climate governance? In this brief concluding chapter, we reflect on these contributions and synthesize the main arguments presented. This leads to key lessons on agency and empowerment in urban climate politics and opens up challenging perspectives for a future research agenda on these themes in the politics of urban climate futures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUrban climate politics: Agency and empowerment
    Editors Jeroen van der Heijden, Harriet Bulkeley, Chiara Certomà
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    ISBN (Print)9781108632157
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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