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Urban Environmental Education Review

Alex Russ


This book explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster individual and community well-being and environmental quality in cities. It fosters novel educational approaches and helps debunk common assumptions that cities are ecologically barren and that city people don't care for, or need, urban nature or a healthy environment. Topics within the book range from the urban context to theoretical underpinnings, educational settings, participants, and educational approaches ... More

Keywords: environmental education, urban sustainability, urban nature, environmental quality, cities, youth development, community development, urban environmental education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501705823
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex Russ, editor
Cornell University

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Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny

Part I Urban Context

1 Advancing Urbanization

David Maddox, Harini Nagendra, Thomas Elmqvist, and Alex Russ

2 Sustainable Cities

Martha C. Monroe, Arjen E. J. Wals, Hiromi Kobori, and Johanna Ekne

3 Four Asian Tigers

Geok Chin Ivy Tan, John Chi-Kin Lee, Tzuchau Chang, and Chankook Kim

4 Cities as Opportunities

Daniel Fonseca de Andrade, Soul Shava, and Sanskriti Menon

Part II Theoretical Underpinnings

5 Critical Environmental Education

Robert B. Stevenson, Arjen E. J. Wals, Joe E. Heimlich, and Ellen Field

6 Environmental Justice

Marcia McKenzie, Jada Renee Koushik, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Belinda Chin, and Jason Corwin

7 Sense of Place

Jennifer D. Adams, David A. Greenwood, Mitchell Thomashow, and Alex Russ

8 Climate Change Education

Marianne E. Krasny, Chew-Hung Chang, Marna Hauk, and Bryce B. DuBois

9 Community Assets

Marianne E. Krasny, Simon Beames, and Shorna B. Allred

10 Trust and Collaborative Governance

Marc J. Stern and Alexander Hellquist

11 Environmental Governance

Marianne E. Krasny, Erika S. Svendsen, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Johan Enqvist, and Alex Russ

Part III Educational Settings

12 Nonformal Educational Settings

Joe E. Heimlich, Jennifer D. Adams, and Marc J. Stern

13 Community Environmental Education

Marianne E. Krasny, Mutizwa Mukute, Olivia M. Aguilar, Mapula Priscilla Masilela, and Lausanne Olvitt

14 School Partnerships

Polly L. Knowlton Cockett, Janet E. Dyment, Mariona Espinet, and Yu Huang

15 Sustainable Campuses

Scott Ashmann, Felix Pohl, and Dave Barbier

Part IV Participants

16 Early Childhood

Victoria Derr, Louise Chawla, and Illène Pevec

17 Positive Youth Development

Tania M. Schusler, Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, and Amy Cutter-Mackenzie

18 Adult Education

Philip Silva and Shelby Gull Laird

19 Intergenerational Education

Shih-Tsen Nike Liu and Matthew S. Kaplan

20 Inclusive Education

Olivia M. Aguilar, Elizabeth P. McCann, and Kendra Liddicoat

21 Educator Professional Development

Rebecca L. Franzen, Cynthia Thomashow, Mary Leou, and Nonyameko Zintle Songqwaru

Part V Educational Approaches

22 Cities as Classrooms

Mary Leou and Marianna Kalaitsidaki

23 Environmental Arts

Hilary Inwood, Joe E. Heimlich, Kumara S. Ward, and Jennifer D. Adams

24 Adventure Education

Denise Mitten, Lewis Ting On Cheung, Wanglin Yan, and Robert Withrow-Clark

25 Urban Agriculture

Illène Pevec, Soul Shava, John Nzira, and Michael Barnett

26 Ecological Restoration

Elizabeth P. McCann and Tania M. Schusler

27 Green Infrastructure

Laura B. Cole, Timon McPhearson, Cecilia P. Herzog, and Alex Russ

28 Urban Digital Storytelling

Maria Daskolia, Giuliana Dettori, and Raul P. Lejano

29 Participatory Urban Planning

Andrew Rudd, Karen Malone, and M’Lis Bartlett

30 Educational Trends

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny


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