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Climate cosmopolitics and the possibilities for urban planning
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 15:30 authored by Houston, D, MacCallum, D, Steele, W, Jason ByrneJason Byrne
Cosmopolitical action in the climate-changed city represents different knowledges and practices that may seem disconnected but which constellate to frame stories and spaces of the climate-just city. The question this paper asks is: how might we as planners identify and develop counter-hegemonic praxes that enable us to re-imagine our experience of, and responses to, climate change? To explore this question, we draw on Isabelle Stengers’ (2010) idea of cosmopolitics – where diverse stories, perspectives, experiences and practices can connect to create grounding for new strategic possibilities. Our paper is empirically informed by conversations with actors from three Australian cities (Sydney, Brisbane and Perth) who are mobilising different approaches to this ideal in various grassroots actions on climate change.
Publication titleNature and Culture
Department/SchoolSchool of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
PublisherBerghahn Books Inc.
Place of publicationUnited States
Rights statementCopyright 2016 Berghahn Books