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Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment

Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 12 in MOAD’s Citizen Design Lab

Prof. Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania): Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment

How can cities tackle climate change and inequality at the same time? Surprisingly, research shows that guaranteeing housing affordability is key to effective climate policies in cities. Considering the cities of Sao Paulo, New York and others comparatively, Aldana finds that urban climate policies have failed because of a general political inability to address race and class inequalities.