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Urban Natures: Living the More-than-Human City

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Urban Natures

Living the More-than-Human City

Edited by Ferne Edwards, Lucia Alexandra Popartan and Ida Nilstad Pettersen

356 pages, 54 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-082-4 $145.00/£107.00 / Hb / Published (September 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-359-7 eBook


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“This vibrant essay collection takes the study of urban nature in new directions. A series of questions concerning agency, ethics and subjectivity within the more-than-human city are examined through a rich array of interdisciplinary and international contributions.” • Matthew Gandy, University of Cambridge

“This is an admirably wide-ranging collection of case studies … providing a broad state of knowledge snapshotting the politics of the urban green from a critical social science perspective, focusing on the diverse lived experience.” • Franklin Ginn, University of Bristol


Efforts to create greener urban spaces have historically taken many forms, often disorganized and undisciplined. Recently, however, the push towards greener cities has evolved into a more cohesive movement. Drawing from multidisciplinary case studies, Urban Natures examines the possibilities of an ethical lively multi-species city with the understanding that humanity’s relationship to nature is politically constructed. Covering a wide range of sectors, cities, and urban spaces, as well as topics ranging from edible cities to issues of power, and more-than-human methodologies, this volume pushes our imagination of a green urban future.

Ferne Edwards has conducted research on sustainable cities across Australia, Venezuela, Ireland, Spain, Norway and the UK. Her books include the edited volumes, Food for Degrowth: Perspectives and Practices and Food, Senses and the City (both Routledge, 2021), and the monograph, Food Resistance Movements: A Journey into Alternative Food Networks (Palgrave, 2023).

Lucia Alexandra Popartan is a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at LEQUIA – Institute for the Environment at University of Girona. Her research interests are political ecology, critical urban geography, degrowth, food, water and energy nexus.

Ida Nilstad Pettersen is a professor at the Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Subject: Environmental Studies (General)Anthropology (General)


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