Vers une gestion de l'eau plus" durable"? Les enjeux des mutations de la gestion de l'eau et du foncier dans la métropole de Los Angeles

Translated title of the contribution: Towards more sustainable water management in metropolitan Los Angeles, California?: Analysing trends in water use and land use

Fionn MacKillop

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

This dissertation analyzes the current debate in Southern California on water supply and land use planning in major development projects. Developers and local authorities claim that these developments are more “sustainable” than the traditional urbanism of the region. Numerous opponents, who argue that current practices are still characterized by excessive water use and other environmental damages, contest these claims. These controversies take place against the backdrop of perceived growing political, environmental and economic threats to the region’s water supply. We discuss the changes and elements of continuity in the current evolutions, and analyze their environmental, political and social consequences. We thus build a critique of“sustainability” and “environmental protection”, by showing how these notions are socially and politically shaped in given geographical contexts.
Translated title of the contributionTowards more sustainable water management in metropolitan Los Angeles, California?: Analysing trends in water use and land use
Original languageFrench
QualificationPh.D.
Awarding Institution
  • Université Paris Est
Award date6 Dec 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • water
  • california
  • sustainability
  • governance
  • Land use change

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