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Understanding the People Affecting and Affected by Urban Environmental Change: The Consideration of Resource Sustainability and Social Equity Together

Abstract This dissertation combines three research projects to examine the people affecting and affected by urban environmental change across multiple scales of decision making. In the Phoenix Metropolitan area and the Colorado River Basin, I study the social influence around the implementation of water use innovations among city-level stakeholders (Chapter 2) and I emphasize that water insecurity still exists in wealthy cities (Chapter 3). In Chapter 4, I ultimately consider grassroots solutions for achieving resource security alongside positive social change in a historically underserved community. In this dissertation, I have conceptualized my research questions by envisioning urban change as an opportunity for actors, at multiple scales, to simu... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor DeMyers, Christine (Author) / Wutich, Amber (Advisor) / White, Dave (Committee member) / BurnSilver, Shauna (Committee member) / Glegziabher, Meskerem (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental justice / Sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 88 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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