Some readings we think are useful in understanding the potential of (urban) eco-communities:

Anderson, J. 2017. Retreat or re-connect: how effective can ecosophical communities be in transforming the mainstream?. Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography 99(2), pp. 192-206.

Anderson, J. M. 2012. Managing trade-offs in ‘ecotopia’: becoming green at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37(2), pp. 212-225.

Anderson, J. M. 2010. From ‘zombies’ to ‘coyotes’: environmentalism where we are. Environmental Politics 19(6), pp. 973-991.

Andreas, M. and Wagner, F., 2012. Realizing utopia: ecovillage endeavors and academic approaches. Perspectives. Munich: Raechel Carson Center, 8.

Argüelles, L, Anguelovski, I and Dinnie, E. 2017. Power and privilege in alternative civic practices: Examining imaginaries of change and embedded rationalities in community economies. Geoforum, 86, 30-41

Anguelovski, I., Connolly, J. J., Garcia-Lamarca, M., Cole, H., & Pearsall, H. (2019). New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the urban ‘green turn’ mean and where is it going?. Progress in human geography , 43 (6), 1064-1086.

Bee, B.A., Rice, J. and Trauger, A., 2015. A feminist approach to climate change governance: Everyday and intimate politics. Geography Compass , 9(6), pp.339-350.

Bhakta, A and Pickerill, J. 2016. Making space for disability in eco-housing and eco-communities. The Geographical Journal, 182, 4, 406–417

Brown, Susan Love (ed), 2002, Intentional Community: an Anthropological Perspective, Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Böhm, S, Pervez Bharucha, Z and Petty, J. 2015. Eds. Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Earthscan, Abingdon.

Bouzarovski, S., Frankowski, J., & Tirado Herrero, S. (2018). Low-carbon gentrification: when climate change encounters residential displacement. International journal of urban and regional research , 42 (5), 845-863.

Bulkeley, H., Castan Broto, V. and Edwards, G. 2012 Bringing climate change to the city: towards low carbon urbanism?Local Environment. 17, 545-551.

Bulkeley, H, Marvin, S, Palgan, Y, McCormick, K, Breitfuss-Loidl, M, Mai, L, von Wirth, T, Frantzeskaki, N. 2018. Urban living laboratories: conducting the experimental city?, European Urban and Regional Studies

Caprotti, F and Cowley, R. 2017. Interrogating Urban Experiments. Urban Geography, 38, 9, 1441-1450

Caprotti, F, Cowley, R, Datta, A, Castan Broto, V, Gao, E, Georgeson, L, Herrick, C, Odendaal, N and Joss, S. 2017. The New Urban Agenda: key opportunities and challenges for policy and practice. Urban Research and Practice, 10, 3, 367-378

Caprotti, F., Springer, C. and Harmer, N., 2015. ‘Eco’ For Whom? Envisioning Eco‐urbanism in the Sino‐Singapore Tianjin Eco‐city, China. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research39(3), pp.495-517.

Carlsson, C. 2008. Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today. AK Press, Oakland.

Cattaneo, C. 2015. Eco-communities. In G. D’Alisa, F.Demaria and G. Kallis (eds.) Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a new era. Routledge, London, p.165-168

Chatterton, P. 2013. Towards an agenda for post-carbon cities: Lessons from LILAC, the UK’s first ecological, affordable, cohousing community, International Journal for Urban and Regional Research, 37, 5, 1654–1674

Chatterton, P., 2014. Low impact living: a field guide to ecological, affordable community building. Routledge.

Chatterton, P. 2016. Building transitions to post‐capitalist urban commons. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41, 4, 403-415.

Chatterton, P. 2018. Sustainable Cities: Manifest for real change. Pluto Press, London

Checker, M. (2011). Wiped Out by the “Greenwave”: Environmental Gentrification and the Paradoxical Politics of Urban Sustainability. City & Society 23(2), 210-229.

Chitewere, T. 2018. Sustainable Community and Green Lifestyles. Routledge Press

Chitewere, T. and Taylor, D. E. 2010. Sustainable Living and Community Building in EcoVillage at Ithaca: The challenges of incorporating social justice concerns into the practices of an ecological cohousing community. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 18. Pg. 141-176.

Christensen, P., Hadfield-Hill, S., Horton, J. and Kraftl, P. (2017) New Urbanism, New Citizens: Children living in Sustainable Urban Environments, Routledge.

Cooper, L and Baer, H. (2019) Urban eco-communities in Australia. Springer.

Datta, A. forthcoming. Postcolonial urban futures: Imagining and governing India’s smart urban age’Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Datta, A. 2018. The ‘digital turn’ in postcolonial urbanism: Smart citizenship in the making of India’s 100 smart cities. Transactions of the IBG. DOI: 10.1111/tran.12225

Datta, A. 2012. ‘India’s Eco-city? Environment, urbanisation and mobility in the making of Lavasa’ ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C, 30, 6, 982-996

Dawson, J. 2006. Ecovillages: New Frontiers for Sustainability. Schumacher Briefings, Green Books, Totnes, Devon.

Derickson, Kate Driscoll, Danny MacKinnon (2015). Toward an interim politics of resourcefulness for the Anthropocene. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105:2, 304 – 312

Dooling S. 2009. Ecological gentrification: A research agenda exploring justice in the city. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 33(3): 621–639.

Eraranta, K, Moisander, J and Pesonen, S (2009) Narratives of self and relatedness in eco-communes: Resistance against normalized individualization and the nuclear family. European Societies, 11, 3, 347-367.

Ergas, C. 2010. A Model of Sustainable Living: Collective Identity in an Urban Ecovillage, Organization and Environment, 23, 1, 32-54;

Ergas, C., & Clement, M. T. 2016. Ecovillages, Restitution, and the Political-Economic Opportunity Structure: An Urban Case Study in Mitigating the Metabolic Rift. Critical Sociology42(7–8), 1195–1211

Evans, J., Karvonen, A. and Raven, R. eds., 2016. The experimental city. Routledge.

Evans, J.P., 2011. Resilience, ecology and adaptation in the experimental city. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers36(2), pp.223-237.

Fois, F., 2019. Enacting Experimental Alternative Spaces. Antipode, 51(1), pp.107-128.

Fois, F. and Forino, G., 2014. The self‐built ecovillage in L’Aquila, Italy: community resilience as a grassroots response to environmental shock. Disasters, 38(4), pp.719-739.

Gilman, R. 1991. The eco-village challenge: The challenge of developing a community living in balanced harmony – with itself as well as nature – is tough, but attainable, In Context. Available at:

Hadfield-Hill, S. 2012. Living in a sustainable community: New spaces, new behaviours? Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability(Special Issue: Children, Young People and Sustainability), 18, 3, 354-371.

Hodson, M. and Marvin, S., 2010. Urbanism in the anthropocene: Ecological urbanism or premium ecological enclaves?. City14(3), pp.298-313.

Hodson, M., & Marvin, S. (2009). ‘Urban ecological security’: a new urban paradigm?. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research , 33 (1), 193-215.

Hong, Soonkwan, and Handan Vicdan, 2016, ‘Re-Imagining the Utopian: Transformation of a Sustainable Lifestyle in Ecovillages’, Journal of Business Research, 69.1, 120-136.

Horton, J., Hadfield-Hill, S. and Kraftl, P.2015. Children living with Sustainable Urban Architectures. Environment and Planning A. 47: 903-921.

Jarvis, H., 2011. Saving space, sharing time: integrated infrastructures of daily life in cohousing. Environment and Planning A, 43(3), pp.560-577.

Jarvis H. 2013. Against the ‘tyranny’ of single family dwelling: learning from Christiania at 40.Gender, Place and Culture, 20, 8, 939-959

Jarvis, H., 2015. Community‐led Housing and ‘Slow’Opposition to Corporate Development: Citizen Participation as Common Ground?. Geography Compass, 9(4), pp.202-213.

Jarvis, H., 2017. Sharing, togetherness and intentional degrowth. Progress in Human Geography

Jarvis, H., 2018. Christiania’s Place in the World of Travelling Ideas: Sharing Informal Liveability. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 29(2).

Joss, S. 2015. Eco-cities and Sustainable Urbanism, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2, 6, 829-837

Kasper, Debbie Van Schyndel, 2008, ‘Redefining Community in the Ecovillage’, Human Ecology Review, 15.1, 12-24.

Karvonen, A., Cugurullo, F. and Caprotti, F., 2018. Inside Smart Cities: place, politics and urban innovation. Routledge.

Kirby, Andy, 2003, ‘Redefining Social and Environmental Relations at the Ecovillage at Ithaca: A Case Study’, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23.3, 323-332.

Kraftl, P., Horton, Christensen, P., and Hadfield-Hill, S. 2013. Living on a Building Site: Young People’s Experiences of ‘Sustainable Communities’ in the UK, Geoforum, 50, 191-199.

Lennon, M. (2017). Decolonizing energy: Black Lives Matter and technoscientific expertise amid solar transitions. Energy research & social science , 30 , 18-27.

Lewis, Docey, and Rachel Wright-Summerton, 2014, ‘Communes and Intentional Communities’, The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization, 89.

Litfin, K, T. 2014. Eco-villages: Lessons for Sustainable Community. Polity Press, Cambridge.

Lockyer, J. and Veteto, J.R. eds., 2013. Environmental anthropology engaging ecotopia: bioregionalism, permaculture, and ecovillages (Vol. 17). Berghahn Books.

Lockyer, Joshua, 2017, ‘Community, Commons, and Degrowth at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’, Journal of Political Ecology, 24.1, 519-542.

Long, J., 2016. Constructing the narrative of the sustainability fix: Sustainability, social justice and representation in Austin, TX. Urban Studies , 53 (1), pp.149-172.

Manzella, Joseph C., 2010, Common Purse, Uncommon Future: The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communities, Santa Barbara: Preager.

Martin, C.J., Evans, J. and Karvonen, A., 2018. Smart and sustainable? Five tensions in the visions and practices of the smart-sustainable city in Europe and North America. Technological Forecasting and Social Change133, pp.269-278.

McCormick, K., Anderberg, S., Coenen, L. and Neij, L., 2013. Advancing sustainable urban transformation. Journal of Cleaner Production50, pp.1-11.

Meijering, Louise, Paulus Huigen, and Bettina Van Hoven, 2007, ‘Intentional Communities in Rural Spaces’, Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98.1, 42-52.

Nelson, A. and Schneider, F. eds., 2018. Housing for Degrowth: Principles, Models, Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge.

Nelson, A., 2018. Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet. Pluto Press.

Pickerill, J. 2015. Bodies, building and bricks: Women architects and builders in eight eco-communities in Argentina, Britain, Spain, Thailand and USA. Gender, Place and Culture, 22, 7, 901-919

Pickerill, J. 2016. Eco-homes: People, place and politics. Zed Books, London.

Pickerill, J. 2017. Critically Interrogating Eco-Homes. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 41, 2, 353–365

Pulido, L. and De Lara, J., 2018. Reimagining ‘justice’in environmental justice: Radical ecologies, decolonial thought, and the Black Radical Tradition. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space , 1(1-2), pp.76-98.

Rice, J.L., Cohen, D.A., Long, J. and Jurjevich, J.R., 2019. Contradictions of the climate-friendly city: new perspectives on eco-gentrification and housing justice. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research . DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12740

Roggema, R. 2016. The future of sustainable urbanism: a redefinition. City, Territory and Architecture, 3, 22

Roggema, R., 2017. The future of sustainable urbanism: Society-based, complexity-led, and landscape-driven. Sustainability9(8), 1442.

Roy, A. 2011. Slumdog cities: Rethinking subaltern urbanism. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 35, 223–238.

Sargisson, L. 2012. Second-Wave Cohousing: A Modern Utopia?, Utopian Studies, 23, 1, 28-56

Sanford, A. Whitney, 2019, Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence, University Press of Kentucky.

Sullivan, Esther. (2016) “(Un)Intentional Community: Power and expert knowledge in a sustainable lifestyle community.” Sociological Inquiry 86 (4): 540-562

Sullivan, Esther. (2016) “Individualizing Utopia: Individualist Pursuits in a Cohousing Community.”  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 45 (5): 602-627.

Voytenko, Y., McCormick, K., Evans, J. and Schliwa, G., 2016. Urban living labs for sustainability and low carbon cities in Europe: Towards a research agenda. Journal of Cleaner Production123, pp.45-54.

Wendler, J. 2014. Experimental urbanism: Grassroots alternatives as spaces of learning and innovation in the city. University of Manchester. Unpublished PhD thesis.

Veteto, J.R. and Lockyer, J., 2008. Environmental anthropology engaging permaculture: moving theory and practice toward sustainability. Culture & Agriculture, 30(1‐2), pp.47-58.