Racial Equity in Urban Climate Action
Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Northeastern University, discusses how cities are rethinking their approach to climate action by placing racial justice at the forefront. Building on key concepts in her new book, Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change (2020), she draws from recent experiences with Providence, Austin, and Oakland in creating participatory planning processes and new priorities for a just transition to a carbon-free society. She concludes by discussing how the transition can be linked to jobs in the green economy. Recorded on January 28, 2021.
Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, Northeastern University
Pamela Thompson, Manager of Adult Education, Arnold Arboretum
Moderated and edited by Pamela Thompson, Manager of Adult Education, Arnold Arboretum
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