Stories by Manuel Pastor

 Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-directs USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. His most recent books include Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions (Routledge 2012; co-authored with Chris Benner) Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future (W.W. Norton 2010; co-authored with Angela Glover Blackwell and Stewart Kwoh), and This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Transforming Metropolitan America (Cornell 2009; co-authored with Chris Benner and Martha Matsuoka).  subscribe to Manuel Pastor's feed

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Richmond, California is working on a just transition from the dirty industries that dominate the community, to cleaner and greener sources of energy.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How one group aims to increase public transportation especially for those most in need.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In some neighborhoods, home gardens are a way to improve food security, environmental responsibility and community engagement one plot at a time.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Oakland, California's Urban Releaf provides job training and education for local youth, and creates a healthier community.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

California’s communities of color are implementing effective climate change responses that address social equity concerns while also building political momentum that can catalyze broader policy change.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Tribes like the Karuk are among the hardest hit by the effects of climate change, despite their traditionally low-carbon lifestyles.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: Triple Crisis

Cleaning up the air is an issue that starts with your health, not just the planet's.