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Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

Joan Fitzgerald


Collectively, cities take up a relatively tiny amount of land on the earth, yet emit 72 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Clearly, cities need to be at the center of any broad effort to reduce climate change. This book argues that too many cities are only implementing random acts of greenness that will do little to address the climate crisis. It instead calls for “greenovation”—using the city as a test bed for adopting and perfecting green technologies for more energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and infrastructure more broadly. Further, the text contends that while many city mayors ... More

Keywords: greenhouse gas emission, city, climate change, green technology, energy, transportation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190695514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190695514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan Fitzgerald, author
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University