Call for Submissions: Contested Terrains: Cities and the Possibilities for Transitions to Just Sustainabilities

This is a call for submissions to a co-edited volume currently titled: “Contested Terrains: Cities and the Possibilities for Transitions to Just Sustainabilities”. This volume is potentially slated to be part of a book series on Equity, Justice, and the Sustainable City published by Routledge and co-edited by Julian Agyeman and Stephen Zavestoski.

The central premise of “Contested Terrains” is that the uncertain environmental and social dynamics generated by anthropogenic climate change have disrupted and will continue to disrupt power relations along national, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, and that the resultant contestations that emerge will be especially pronounced in urban areas. We posit that global climate change will heighten the conflicts that already exist in our highly stratified world and generate new contestations about how, and whether or not, transitions to sustainability will occur.

This volume seeks to present scholarly works by authors who engage with a complex, intersectional and integrated analysis of the various conflicts associated with attempts by urban agents around the world to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The volume will comprise four parts: Theory, Barriers, Opportunities and Visions. These parts will act as overlapping lenses through which contributors will address the volume’s key questions. Abstracts of 300 words maximum should be emailed to co-editors, Phoebe Godfrey and Carol Atkinson-Palombo at the following addresses: and no later than January 5th 2016. Please also contact them for more details on topics.