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Transforming Spatial Data into Public Policies for Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

Environmental justice and social justice are well established concepts in social research. This book goes beyond the established discourse to show how Geographic Information Systems can unveil higher levels of spatial unfairness when both forms of injustice coincide in the same place.

Territorial injustice is the result of the disproportionately higher exposure of vulnerable communities to pollution and environmental risks. Overlapping layers of georeferenced environmental and social information generate maps depicting territorial injustice which can be a powerful tool to facilitate social dialogue and prompt policy change.

This volume brings approaches from ten Latin American countries to demonstrate how the interdisciplinarity between law and Geographic Information Systems can contribute to the development of fairer public policies, and prevent and mitigate cases of extreme injustice. The case studies presented are relevant to support the development of geolaw, and to inspire pragmatic strategies aimed both at social justice and environmental sustainability.


Alexandra Aragão is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and member of its Institute for Legal Research. She coordinates the international network “JUST-Side” which promotes territorial justice and sustainability through spatial data infrastructures, and which is supported by the Ibero-American Program Cyted – Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo. She is a member of the European Natura 2000 and the Advisory Board of the European Environmental Law Forum, and is one of the trustees of the Avosetta group of European environmental law experts. She is member of the Committee on Conflicts of Interest of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. She has previously written on: territorial justice and human rights, polluter pays and precautionary principle, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters, nature conservation and ecosystem services, waste law and circular economy, water law and geoethics, ecological emergency and eco-innovation law.

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Alvaro Anguix Alfaro

Alexandra Aragão

Ana Laura Burgos

Ernesto Yoel Fariñas Wong

Virginia Fernández Ramos

Maria Leonor Ferreira

Gustavo Manuel Hernández Arteaga

Nicolás Martelo-Jiménez

Gregorio Mesa Cuadros

José Rubens Morato Leite

Marcela Moreno Buján

Carlos Muñoz

Lucía Muñoz Benito

Silvia Nonna

Fernanda Paula Oliveira

Federico Parra

Carlos Peralta Montero

Yuri Resnichenko

María Rojas

David San Martín Segura

João Santa Terra Junior

Bruno Teixeira Peixoto

Luiz Ugeda

Larissa Verri Boratti

Verónica Yañez

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ISBN: 1-5275-0925-7

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0925-2

Release Date: 31st May 2023

Pages: 296

Price: £67.99

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