From Redlining to Greenlining: A Pathway to Urban Climate Justice
A conversation with Dr. Joan Fitzgerald, 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, she argues that the climate strategies of too many cities represent random acts of greeness rather than integrate and aggressive action. She points to leading cities in North America and Europe and offers strategies for lagging cities to acclerate their action. Her ongoing Climate Just Cities Project examines strategies for a green and equitable recovery from the COVID pandemic, which she is working on as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United Sattes. She is working on her next book, Climate Just Cities and Regions.