Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber, an independent scholar and journalist, is the author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World (MIT Press, 2012). Her essays and reviews have appeared in The BafflerBoston ReviewIn These TimesThe Nation, and Raritan


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Like the original New Deal, a Green New Deal can be a long deferred source of national planning for regional economic and environmental balance. Read more

Green New Deal


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How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk.  Read more