Anitra Nelson

anitraAnitra Nelson is an activist scholar, Associate Professor in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia). Her research and activism focus on community-based sustainability, sustainable housing and living, environmental justice, non-market socialism and non-market futures. Marx’s Concept of Money: The God of Commodities (Routledge 1999) was based on her doctoral thesis and released as a paperback in 2014. She co-edited a collection on contemporary non-market socialism with Frans Timmerman — Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (2011, Pluto Press, London), released in a Korean translation by Booksea (Paju, South Korea) in 2014 (see She was sole editor of Steering Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: Policy, Practice and Performance (2007, Ashgate, London) and two books she has co-edited are due out in 2016 — Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice (Earthscan-Routledge, London) and Planning After Petroleum: Preparing Cities for the Age Beyond Oil (Earthscan-Routledge, NYC). Currently she is writing Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet, which will be published in 2017 by Pluto Press (London). Find more work at: