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Keynote Speaker

Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference 2013

Keynote Speaker: Catherine Tumber, author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World


Catherine Tumber is a visiting scholar in Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and a Fellow with the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth.

A historian and journalist, Tumber is the author of Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World (MIT Press, 2012), which she researched and wrote while a research affiliate with the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Community Innovators Lab, from 2009 to 2011. Her book has been named among the best 15 books of 2011 by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
 
She has worked as an editor for the Boston Phoenix and the Boston Review, and her reviews and essays have appeared in both publications as well as in Bookforum, the Nation, the Washington Post, In These Times, the Wilson Quarterly, Commonweal, and American Literary History, among others.

She was a resident fellow of Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, from 1998 to 1999.

Online registration is now closed - walk-ins are welcome.  Attendee fee is $62.  Bring your own lunch, and no discounted admission applies.