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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Jasonen_US
dc.contributor.authorKendrick, Meganen_US
dc.contributor.authorSroaf, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorBob Evansen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:11:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:11:08Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-06T05:49:40Z
dc.identifier.issn1354-9839en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13549830601161830en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17079
dc.description.abstractWithin the park-deprived inner-city landscapes of Los Angeles, an unprecedented change is underway. Long considered to be the epitome of anti-nature, Los Angeles is witnessing a boom in park development and ecological restoration. Derelict, blighted and contaminated inner-city brownfield sites are being converted to greenspaces, nature parks and wildlife refuges. Indeed, Los Angeles has been the recent recipient of hitherto unimaginable political and fiscal support to ameliorate the dearth of parks in its neglected urban core. This paper situates the current round of park development within its historical context, by focusing on a very particular local site - the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Applying the theoretical lens of political ecology, the authors trace some of the political, economic, ecological and institutional factors from the late 1920s onwards, which engendered the creation of a park atop an oilfield. In so doing, the authors deepen the understanding of how local greenspace allocation, poverty, race and political power are oftentimes complexly entangled. Precursor to a much larger project currently in the planning and development stages, the creation of the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area reveals some of the ways that the Southern California oil industry has shaped nature spaces in Los Angeles.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13549839.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom153en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto181en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLocal Environmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370402en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370403en_US
dc.titleThe park made of oil: Towards a historical political ecology of the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Areaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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