Social issues are, and need to be, a central part of environmental and economic sustainability efforts. Using stories of extraordinary communities across North America, Living Green showcases the social side of living green.
The book features communities that explicitly integrate social and human factors into their design and planning, and examines the impact living in these communities has on personal health, well-being, and the capacity for pursuing sustainability. It includes interviews with developers, architects, and residents, highlighting personal ideals and efforts to pursue a sustainable lifestyle.
The book’s three parts explore:
Written for those desiring to hear a good news story, Living Green will appeal to individuals and communities living a sustainable lifestyle, green building activists, and academics in sociology, planning and design, architecture, and environmental fields.
Jennifer Fosket and Laura Mamo are professors of sociology at McGill University and the University of Maryland, respectively. They have each made a career out of documenting people’s experiences and ideas as they concern health and everyday living. They are co-founders of Social Green, a nonprofit organization engaged in research, consulting, and education. Jennifer Fosket lives in Berkeley, California, and Montreal, Canada, and Laura Mamo lives in San Francisco, California, and Washington, DC.