Published In

Frontiers in Water

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

10-2020

Subjects

Urban Ecology

Abstract

What role does a river play in shaping urban justice and resilience? Jenia Mukherjee tackles this provocative question with an equally provocative answer: rivers are critical infrastructures with biophysical and social histories, both of which inform their physical condition and socio-ecological assets. In Blue Infrastructures, Mukherjee masterfully illuminates the intersection of materiality and history in the urban environment, exploring its implications for a just and resilient future city. Tracing the uses and evolution of Kolkata's “blue infrastructures”—rivers, wetlands, seas, etc.—from the colonial period to the present, Mukherjee's analysis addresses a pressing question in this era of the Urbanocene: How can planners and policymakers justly conceptualize and build urban environmental resilience?

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DOI

10.3389/frwa.2020.599603

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