Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber

Catherine Tumber is a historian, journalist, a fellow with the MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, a Penn Institute for Urban Research scholar, and a contributing editor to The Baffler. She is the author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World (MIT Press, 2012). Other writings by her can be found at https://catherinetumber.com.

Articles by this author

The loosely defined proposal for a Green New Deal hits the panic button, American-style, but it does not exactly lay a cornerstone. Which is to say that it avoids prickly issues of land use – generally reserved for states and localities that regularly do battle with sacrosanct private property rights. (Photo: Dave Clark) Views
Monday, September 16, 2019
Land Without Bread: The Green New Deal Forsakes America's Countryside
Days after the heart-stopping Notre-Dame Cathedral fire in April, Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg trained her eyes on the United Kingdom’s parliament and chastised its meager response to climate change. “I want you to panic,” the baby-faced sixteen-year-old quietly instructed the adults in the...
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