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

On February 28th, Catherine Tumber, visiting scholar at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, will be campus to deliver her lecture: “Fields, Factories, and Workshops: Green Economic Development on the Smaller-Metro Scale.”

February 28th, at 4:00pm
Tilton Hall

Dr. Tumber, who is also a Fellow with the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, is the author of Small, Gritty, and Green (MIT Press, 2011). In her book, Tumber argues that America’s older cities can play an important central role in a greener, low-carbon, re-localized future. Small, Gritty, and Green has been named among the best 15 books of 2011 by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the best science books of 2011 by the Sustainable Cities Collective, and has been nominated for the C. Wright Mills Award. Dr. Tumber will be signing copies of her book immediately following her lecture.  For more information about her book, visit:

Catherine Tumber’s Lecture promises to be lively, informative, and thought-provoking.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, the Graduate School of Management, the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Community Development and Planning Program, and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.