February 18, 2020

Can trees address environmental inequities in Mediterranean cities? 

By Amalia Calderón-Argelich, Francesc Baró, Johannes Langemeyer and James Connolly While the uneven distribution of street tree benefits in Barcelona favors elderly residents in particular and partially compensates for the lack of larger green spaces in several districts, it is clear that street trees must be accompanied by other sustainable mobility measures to advance urban environmental health and justice.
February 11, 2020

Political ecology in, and of, the Australian bushfires

By Simon Batterbury.  South East Australia is currently (Feb 2020) dry, hot, and burning. This is not unusual, but this year it is different.
January 28, 2020

Code Red, Code Green: Shaping the Ecosocialist Transformation – Call for Papers

The world’s interlinked social and ecological crises are inspiring movements to collectively imagine and set in motion ecosocialist alternatives to capitalism’s exploitation of people and nature. Building on the discussions at the 4th International Ecosocialist Encounters held in 2018 in Lisbon,  this call for papers at the online journal e-cadernos CES of the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra) seeks to contribute to the theoretical-methodological advancement of ecosocialism.
January 21, 2020

Can a denser Austin be both green and affordable?

By James Connolly and Mateus Lira. Austin is considered one of the most ecological cities in the US, but due to a history of racial segregation, environmental injustice, gentrification, and misguided policies, access to housing and green space remains a privilege for wealthier residents.
January 17, 2020

Collegiality, equality and diversity as founding values in academia

By Roberta Biasillo. What happens when our behaviours do not match the expectations of the individualistic neoliberal academia?
January 14, 2020

(Re)thinking Political Ecology from Abya Yala

By Ana Estefanía Carballo, Gibrán Cruz Martínez, Émilie Dupuits and Rebecca Hollender.. There exists a significant and valuable production of relevant and original thinking about political ecology and development in Latin America which remains largely confined to the region, due to linguistic barriers and the broader ‘coloniality of knowledge’ . The Alternautas digital platform emerges from a desire to bridge such barriers, and bring Latin American discourses, realities and social research (both from, and on Latin America) into conversation with other world regions and non-academic spaces. The invitation is open.
December 26, 2019

2019 at Undisciplined Environments

As the year comes to a close, we Undisciplined Environments editors want to look back at our 2019, and anticipate some of the initiatives planned for 2020.
December 3, 2019

How green gentrification is compromising Seattle’s last affordable neighborhood

By Helen Cole. In South Park, the fight for environmental justice is giving way to an affordable housing crisis.
November 28, 2019

El pequeño Pödelwitz global resiste

By Emiliano Teran Mantovani. Pödelwitz, el pequeño pueblo alemán donde se realizó el Segundo Campamento por la Acción Climática, es propiamente una aldea global. Cadenas internacionales del carbón, cambio climático y luchas ambientalistas se expresan en este poblado, y sirven para reflexionar sobre la globalidad del extractivismo.
November 26, 2019

On Bolivia: For peace, democracy and indigenous-popular self-determination

By Undisciplined Environments. As a group of scholars and activists oriented towards a common horizon of emancipatory social and ecological transformation, we are deeply worried by the situation in Bolivia. After collective reflection and discussion, we want to share our position and thoughts on the crisis.
November 21, 2019

Emergenciocracy: why demanding the “climate emergency” is risky

By Giacomo D'Alisa. The climate emergency frame being mobilized today could prove counterproductive and dangerous, potentially undermining the very purposes of the global climate movements.
November 19, 2019

Why Green is Not Enough: Creating Relational Well-Being in Children Through Urban Play Spaces

By Carmen Pérez del Pulgar. A study of two parks in Barcelona that have had very different impacts on children’s social skills shows the importance of considering social structures in the planning of new parks and urban play spaces.
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