Fields, Factories, and Workshops: Green Economic Development on the Smaller-Metro Scale

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Historian and journalist Catherine Tumber traveled to 25 cities in the Northeast and Midwest to research her book Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World (MIT Press, 2012). The lecture was held on Thursday, February 28 and she discussed strategies for developing a productive green economy in the era of climate change, and invited conversation about Worcester’s efforts to meet the challenge.

Tumber spent most of her life in Upstate New York, and now lives in Boston. She is currently a visiting scholar with Northeastern University’s School of Public Planning and Urban Affairs, and a fellow with MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute.


Catherine Tumber

Mosakowski Institute

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