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Acknowledgments It may sound like a cliché, but this book was written by many people, not just me. It is the product of hundreds of discussions, arguments, and readings; personal and collective experiences; three academic papers; and far too many late nights. However, in this endeavor, I have numerous people to thank. First, Rachel Bratt, who, as chair had the confidence to hire me to the Tufts Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) in 1999. It is a privilege to be a part of such a scholarly community , where I have been able to develop my ideas in a very supportive environment. Not only did she hire me, but she gave me $5,000 for my first research assistant, UEP student Tom Evans, who contributed greatly to the paper that eventually became chapters 3 and 4. A few years later, in 2001, Tufts University College of Citizenship and Community Service, through the leadership of Rob Hollister and Molly Mead, great supporters of my work, gave me a $10,000 grant to hire a research assistant, UEP student Briony Angus, who contributed her ideas and research to an article on civic environmentalism that became part of chapter 2. In 2004, the Tufts Faculty Research Awards Committee, under the guidance of chair Andrew McLellan gave me $1,500 toward hiring a research assistant, UEP student Jonathan Grosshans , who so ably helped me carry out the research for my case study of Alternatives for Community and Environment in chapter 5. Thanks also go to UEP student Kirstin Henninger for her invaluable research on deliberative democracy and for her wonderful Austin Powers impressions , and to Jim Coburn for editing my manuscript. Thanks also go to other colleagues at Tufts. To deans Susan Ernst and Kevin Dunn for agreeing to Junior Faculty Research Leave in the spring semester of 2004; to Sheldon Krimsky for his support, guidance, and invaluable advice; to Francine Jacobs for her candor and sense of humor; to James Jennings for his insights into Roxbury; to Veronica ix Eady, now of West Harlem Environmental Action, for immersing me, an outsider in the U.S. environmental justice scene, with such grace and ease; to Kent Portney for his insights into sustainable communities; and to Dale Bryan for both involving me in the Mystic Watershed Collaborative and contributing to chapter 1. I am indebted to Bob Evans (Northumbria University, UK) and Robert D. Bullard (Clark Atlanta University), co-authors of a paper that influenced chapters 3 and 4, and to the group of critical readers I asked to critique early drafts of my (incomplete) manuscript. Kee Warner (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs), David Pellow (University of California, San Diego), Robert Brulle (Drexel University), Sheila Foster (Fordham University), David Schlossberg (Northern Arizona University ), J. Timmons Roberts (College of William and Mary), JoAnn Carmin (MIT), Jennifer Hammer (NYU Press), Veronica Eady, and Kent Portney, your comments were perceptive and well made, and any inaccuracies or advice I did not follow are my fault, and my loss. During spring and early summer 2004, it was my privilege to work with a group of people who I admire greatly, the staff and board of ACE, who gave up their time so freely for me: Bill Shutkin and Charlie Lord (founders), Bob Terrell, James Hoyte, Lisa Goodheart, Gary GillAustern , Penn Loh, Warren Goldstein-Gelb, Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, Quita Sullivan, Eugene Benson, Khalida Smalls, and Klare Allen. Marlena Rose, Celina Lee, and Alma Feliciano, forgive me for not interviewing you, but I simply ran out of time. Keep on changing the world, guys. Finally, to the person without whose support and love I could never have freed myself up to get an MA, let alone a PhD and (hopefully) tenure, my wife, Lynn Graham. x | Acknowledgments ...


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