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Gottlieb, Robert 1944-

Works: 42 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 16,249 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Photographer, Other, htt
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Most widely held works by Robert Gottlieb
Forcing the spring : the transformation of the American environmental movement by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1993, Forcing the Spring was quickly recognized as a seminal work in the field of environmental history. Linking the environmental movement that emerged in the 1960s to earlier progressive movements that had not previously been defined as environmental, the book was the first to consider the importance of race, ethnicity, class, and gender issues in the history and evolution of environmentalism." "This revised edition extends the groundbreaking history and analysis of Forcing the Spring into the present day. Its clear and controversial presentation of the birth and maturation of the environmental movement makes the book an ideal text for undergraduate students. Its deft identification of the emerging strengths of the movement makes it a powerful guide for future leaders."--Jacket
Environmentalism unbound : exploring new pathways for change by Robert Gottlieb( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Environmentalism Unbound, Robert Gottlieb proposes a new strategy for social and environmental change that involves reframing and linking the movements for environmental justice and pollution prevention. According to Gottlieb, the environmental movement's narrow conception of environment has isolated it from vital issues of everyday life, such as workplace safety, healthy communities, and food security, that are often viewed separately as industrial, community, or agricultural concerns. This fragmented approach prevents an awareness of how these issues are also environmental issues. After tracing a history of environmental perspectives on land and resources, city and countryside, and work and industry, Gottlieb focuses on three compelling examples of this new approach to social and environmental change. The first involves a small industry (dry cleaning) and the debate over pollution prevention approaches; the second involves a set of products (janitorial cleaning supplies) that may be hazardous to workers; and the third explores the obstacles and opportunities presented by community or regional approaches to food supply in the face of an increasingly globalized food system." -- Publisher's description
Food justice by Robert Gottlieb( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In Food Justice, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement
Reducing toxics : a new approach to policy and industrial decisionmaking by Robert Gottlieb( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts in industry, business, and policy examine the context of recent initiatives and explore the potential for reduction at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional setting of pollution reduction initiatives, prescribe strategies for developing a prevention framework, and apply these principles in analyzing industry case studies. The book offers an analytic framework for defining and understanding different approaches in the toxics area and describes the basis for a new policy and industrial decisionmaking construct
War on waste : can America win its battle with garbage? by Louis Blumberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the debate on the environmental issue of garbage control
Reinventing Los Angeles : nature and community in the global city by Robert Gottlieb( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles, the place without a sense of place, famous for sprawl and overdevelopment and defined by its car-clogged freeways, might seem inhospitable to ideas about connecting with nature and community, but Gottlieb describes how imaginative social movements have coalesced to create a more liveable and sustainable city
America's saints : the rise of Mormon power by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and German and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next Los Angeles : the struggle for a livable city by Robert Gottlieb( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles's history is a story of conflicting visions. Most historians, journalists, and filmmakers have focused on L.A. as a bastion of corporate greed, business boosterism, political corruption, cheap labor, exploited immigrants, and unregulated sprawl. The Next Los Angeles tells a different story: that of the reformers and radicals who have struggled for alternative visions of social and economic justice. The authors chronicle efforts of progressive social movements that worked throughout the twentieth century to create a more livable, just, and democratic Los Angeles. These movements--what the authors call Progressive L.A.--have produced a new kind of labor movement, community-oriented environmentalism, and multi-ethnic coalition politics. This book shows how reformers have fought to transform a city characterized by huge economic disparities, concrete-encased rivers, and an endless landscape of subdivisions, freeways, and malls into a progressive model for regions around the country. The Next Los Angeles includes a decade-by-decade historical snapshot of the city's progressive social movements and an in-depth exploration of key trends that are remaking L.A. at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It examines L.A.'s changing political landscape, including grassroots initiatives to construct a new agenda for social transformation. At once a history, a policy analysis, and a road map for a progressive future, this book provides an exciting portrayal of a city on the cutting edge of many of the social, economic, and environmental changes sweeping across America."Résumé commercial
Empires in the sun : the rise of the new American West by Peter Booth Wiley( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of its own : the politics and power of water by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global cities : urban environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past four decades, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and key urban regions of China have emerged as global cities - in financial, political, cultural, environmental, and demographic terms. In this book, Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng trace the global emergence of these urban areas and compare their responses to a set of six urban environmental issues. These cities have different patterns of development: Los Angeles has been the quintessential horizontal city, the capital of sprawl; Hong Kong is dense and vertical; China's new megacities in the Pearl River Delta, created by an explosion in industrial development and a vast migration from rural to urban areas, combine the vertical and the horizontal. All three have experienced major environmental changes in a relatively short period of time. Gottlieb and Ng document how each has dealt with challenges posed by ports and the movement of goods, air pollution (Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and urban China are all notorious for their hazardous air quality), water supply (all three places are dependent on massive transfers of water) and water quality, the food system (from seed to table), transportation, and public and private space. Finally they discuss the possibility of change brought about by policy initiatives and social movements
Thinking big : the story of the Los Angeles times, its publishers, and their influence on Southern California by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirst for growth : water agencies as hidden government in California by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An overview of the key issues of public accountability and water policy innovation that confront urban and agricultural water agencies throughout the country--notably in California where the prospects for future water development have become especially problematic. Focusing on six agencies in the Southern California region, they offer a series of case studies analyzing the issues of water quality, including groundwater contamination and disinfection by-products; reallocation and transfer of existing supplies; and management programs based on pricing changes, the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater supplies, and increased storage capacity aimed at greater efficiencies in stretching those existing supplies." -- viewed May 3, 2021
Solid waste management : planning issues & opportunities by Robert Gottlieb( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States already has the highest per capita waste generation in the world: 860 pounds a year. We cannont allow that number to grow until we run out of landfill space. Instead, we must move toward ideas like waste reduction, incineration, and recycling to keep the country from being buried under a mound of trash. Planners are seeing their role in solid waste management increase. This report provides planners with knowledge about the solid waste problem and policy issues that have been proposed to deal with the problem. The authors explain the historyof waste disposal and its traditional remedies. They then talk about innovative schemes that various municipalities have used to manage waste. An overview of legislation is followed by case studies that illustrate that Americans are willing to give up a their ingrained habits for the promise of a better environment. Full of information, this is a comprehensive manual for planners or commissioners involved in policy issues
Beyond recycling : materials reprocessing in Chicago's economy by Nina Sandlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternatives to perchloroethylene-based garment care : assessing the viability of professional wet cleaning( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greening the ivory tower : improving the environmental track record of universities, colleges and other institutions by Sarah Hammond Creighton( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical guide to how the university can serve as a model of environmental stewardship
Homeward bound : food-related transportation strategies in low income and transit dependent communities( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dust over the city by André Langevin( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community food security : policies for a more sustainable food system in the context of the 1995 Farm Bill and beyond by Andrew Fisher( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Forcing the spring : the transformation of the American environmental movement
Environmentalism unbound : exploring new pathways for changeFood justiceReinventing Los Angeles : nature and community in the global cityThe next Los Angeles : the struggle for a livable cityGlobal cities : urban environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China
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