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The City's Grace? Recycling the Urban Ecology

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This article argues for the importance of a theology of 'recycling' as a form of public theology for an urban context. The argument begins by noting some of the difficulties in assessing the urban environment: the quality of some urban ecologies is improving although this goes hand-in-hand with the displacing of nature in wealthier cities. In response a theology of the urban ecology rather than a theology of the urban environment is proposed. This ecological interpretation better explains problems in efforts at urban regeneration and the resistance of urban neighbourhoods to change. The concept of the 'translocal'—a Eucharistic notion—is then introduced as a way of grasping the ecological situatedness of urban living and elaborating on the notion of a recycled city. The article concludes with a recommendation of six principles derived from this theology of 'recycling' that would aid the development of cities as recycled and promote the repeatability of cities.

Affiliations: 1: The University of Manchester


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