Urban green inequalities

My work on urban green inequalities emerged from my four-year postdoctoral research fellowship (2016-2021) with the Green Locally Unwanted Land Uses (GreenLULUs) project, a European Research Council starting grant led by Prof Isabelle Anguelovski at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Alongside larger collective work on the interplay between urban greening and social justice, the research and writing I have led has focused specifically on green real estate development, finance and branding.


Injustice in Urban Sustainability: Ten Core Drivers. With Panagiota Kotsila, Isabelle Anguelovski and Filka Sekulova. London: Routledge. 2022, Open Access.


2022, with Isabelle Anguelovski and Kayin Venner. Challenging the financial capture of urban greening. Nature communications, 13: 7132.

2022, with Isabelle Anguelovski, Helen V.S. Cole, James JT Connolly, Carmen Pérez-del-Pulgar, Galia Shokry, Margarita Triguero-Mas. Urban green grabbing: Residential real estate developers discourse and practice in gentrifying Global North neighborhoods. Geoforum, 128: 1-10. 

2022, with Sarah Ullström. “Everyone wants this market to grow”: The affective post-politics of municipal green bonds. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Society, 5 (1): 207-224. 

2021, with Isabelle Anguelovski, Helen V.S. Cole, James JT Connolly, Lucía Argüelles, Francesc Baró, Stephanie Loveless, Carmen Pérez-del-Pulgar, Galia Shokry. Urban green boosterism and city affordability: For whom is the ‘branded’ green city? Urban Studies, 58(1): 90-112. 

Collective journal articles (not lead author)

Venner, K., García-Lamarca, M., & Olazabal, M. (2024). The multi-scalar inequities of climate adaptation finance: A critical review. Current Climate Change Reports, 1-14.

Rodgman, M., Anguelovski, I., Pérez-del-Pulgar, C., Shokry, G., García-Lamarca, M., Connolly, J.J.T., Baró, F. and Triguero-Mas, M. (2024). Perceived urban ecosystem services and disservices in gentrifying neighborhoods: Contrasting views between community members and state informants. Ecosystem Services 65: 101571.

Oscilowicz, E., Anguelovski, A., García-Lamarca​, M., Cole, H. V. S., Shokry, G., Perez-del-Pulgar, C., Argüelles, L. & Connolly, J. J. T. (2023). Grassroots mobilization for a just, green urban future: Building community infrastructure against green gentrification and displacement. Journal of Urban Affairs

O’Neill, E. Cole, H.V.S., García-Lamarca, M., Anguelovski, I., Gullón, P., Triguero-Mas, M. (2023). The right to the unhealthy deprived city: An exploration into the impacts of state-led redevelopment projects on the determinants of mental health. Social Science & Medicine 318: 115634. 

Anguelovski, I., Connolly, J.J.T., Cole, H., García-Lamarca, M., Triguero-Mas, M., Baró, F. et al. (2022). Green gentrification in European and North American Cities. Nature Communications, 13:3816

Triguero-Mas, M., Anguelovski, I., Connolly, J.J.T., Martin, N., Matheney, A., Cole, H., Pérez-del-Pulgar, C., García-Lamarca, M., et al. (2022). Exploring green gentrification in 28 Global North cities: the role of urban parks and other types of greenspace. Environmental Research Letters

Anguelovski, I., Cole, H.V.S., O’Neill, E., Baró, F., Kotsila, P., Sekulova, F., Pérez-del-Pulgar, C., Shokry, García-Lamarca, M., et al. (2021). Gentrification pathways and their health impacts on historically marginalized residents in Europe and North America: Global qualitative evidence from 14 cities. Health & Place 72, DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102698

Triguero-Mas, M., Anguelovski, I., García-Lamarca, M., Argüelles, L., Pérez del Pulgar, C., Shokry, G., Connolly, JTT., Cole, H.V.S. (2021). Natural outdoor environments’ health effects in gentrifying neighborhoods: disruptive green landscapes for underprivileged neighborhood residents. Social Science & Medicine 279, 113964. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113964  

Cole, H.V.S., Anguelovski, I., Connolly, J.J.T., García-Lamarca, M., Pérez del Pulgar, C., & Shokry, G., Triguero-Mas, I. (2021). Adapting the Environmental Risk Transition Theory for Urban Health Inequities: An observational study examining complex environmental riskscapes in seven neighborhoods in Global North cities. Social Science & Medicine 277, 113907. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113907

Anguelovski, I. Brand, A.L. Connolly, JJT, Corbera, E., Kotsila, P., Steil, J., García-Lamarca, M.…..(2020). Expanding the Boundaries of Justice in Urban Greening Scholarship: Toward an Emancipatory, Antisubordination, Intersectional, and Relational Approach, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110(6): 1743-1769, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1740579 

Cole, H.V.S., Anguelovski, I., Baró, F., García-Lamarca, M., Kotsila, P., Pérez del Pulgar, C. Shokry, G. & Triguero-Mas, M. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic: Power and privilege, gentrification, and urban environmental justice in the global north. Cities & Health

Anguelovski, I., Triguero-Mas, M., Connolly, J.J.T, Kotsila, P., Shokry, G., Pérez del Pulgar, C., García- Lamarca, M., Argüelles, L., Mangione, J., Dietz, K. & Cole, H. (2020). Gentrification and health in two global cities: a call to identify impacts for socially-vulnerable residents, Cities & Health, 4(1): 40-49. DOI: 10.1080/23748834.2019.1636507

Angelovski, I., Connolly, J., García-Lamarca, M., Cole, H., & Pearsall, H. (2019). New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the ‘green turn’ mean and where is it going? Progress in Human Geography, 43(6): 1064-1086. DOI: 10.1177/0309132518803799

Andreucci, D., García-Lamarca, M., Wedekind, J., & Swyngedouw, E. (2017). “Value Grabbing”: A Political Ecology of Rent. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 28(3), 28-47. DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2016.1278027 

Cole, H.V.S., García-Lamarca, M., Connolly, J.T.T and Anguelovski, I. (2017). Are green cities healthy and equitable? Unpacking the relationship between health, green space and gentrification. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 71: 1118-1121. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2017-209201

Book chapters

2022 with Neil Gray. Land Remediation in Glasgow’s East End: A ‘Sustainability Fix’ for Whose Benefit? In I. Anguelovski and J.J.T. Connolly (Eds.), The Green City and Social Injustice: 21 Tales from North America and Europe. London: Routledge, pp. 100-110. (PDF download)

2022, with Aaron Vansintjan. Ordinary and extraordinary greening: Tensions amidst Saint-Henri, Montréal’s development boom. In I. Anguelovski and J.J.T. Connolly (Eds.), The Green City and Social Injustice: 21 Tales from North America and Europe. London: Routledge, pp. 187-199. (PDF download)

2022, with James JT Connolly, Isabelle Anguelovski and Emilia Oscilowicz. Conclusions: A New Tale for the Green City? In I. Anguelovski and J.J.T. Connolly (Eds.), The Green City and Social Injustice: 21 Tales from North America and Europe. London: Routledge, pp. 311-321. (PDF donwload)

2021, with James JT Connolly, Isabelle Anguelovski. Green Gentrification and Displacement in Barcelona. In G. Baeten, C. Listerborn, E. Pull & M. Persdotter (Eds.), Beyond housing displacement: conceptual and methodological issues (pp. 156-170). London: Routledge. (PDF download)