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Racial Equity in Urban Climate Action
January 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cities are rethinking their approach to climate action by placing racial justice at the forefront. Joan Fitzgerald, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at Northeastern University, will draw from experiences with Providence, Austin, and Oakland in creating participatory planning processes and new priorities for a just transition to a carbon-free society.
This event is free. Register at http://bit.ly/UrbanClimateEquity.
Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University. She focuses on urban climate action and strategies for linking it to equity, economic development, and innovation. In her fourth book, Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change (Oxford Univ. Press, 2020), she argues that the climate strategies of too many cities represent random acts of greenness rather than integrated and aggressive action. She points to leading cities in North America and Europe and offers strategies for lagging cities to accelerate their action. Her ongoing Climate Just Cities Project examines strategies for post-Covid urban climate action to emphasize equity. She blogs on viral inequality and urban climate action on Planetizen.
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