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Joan Fitzgerald

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Joan Fitzgerald is professor of urban and public policy at Northeastern University. She is the author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, and is working on a new book, Greenovation.

If you build it, they will come—but not if the system is skimpy and unreliable. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Dedicated lanes for bikes and buses are a great idea. But there is only so much city street to go around. The missing link? Limiting cars. Read more

Housing and Transportation

Why the green jobs promise is still unfulfilled Read more

Working in America

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He may repeal Obama’s Clean Power Plan, but states and cities can, and will, still do a lot to advance clean power. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Can the U.S. have a coherent solar policy in the face of China’s strategic trade moves? Read more

Energy and the Environment

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It takes government planning to promote the rational conservation and use of water. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

If we don't develop a national industrial policy for clean-energy production, the strategies of other nations will displace American companies and jobs. Read more

Special Report

Conversion to solar and wind energy is an environmental necessity and an industrial opportunity. Success will require a concerted national policy. Read more

Housing and Transportation