POLLEN 18: Green Cities for whom?

19 June 2018 to 22 June 2018

The Second Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) takes place from 19th to 22nd June 2018 in Oslo (Norway). It aims to engage the emergence of the green economy or green growth in their various iterations explicitly as a terrain of struggle. In doing so, they have invited empirical, conceptual, political, and methodological contributions appraising the ways in which there are many potential ‘alternative sustainabilities’ for pursuing human and non-human well-being in the context of global economic and ecological crises.

The session “Green cities for whom? Interrogating dominant configurations of greening, governance and inequality” will see Naturvation researcher Panagiota Kotsila (UAB) present “The green neoliberalism of urban nature-based solutions: challenges of multi-functionality versus just sustainability transformations in Barcelona”. Followed by Anja Werner and Yuliana Lazova (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography) presenting the paper “Tackling social inequality through nature-based solutions: potentials and limits of participation and inclusion through community gardens in Leipzig and Sofia”.