Hot & Bothered: Bold Visions for a Green New Deal

Hot & Bothered: Bold Visions for a Green New Deal

We can only decarbonize fast and reduce social inequalities at the same time with a new political economy.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on November 14, 2019 introducing legislation to transform public housing with the Green New Deal (Chip Somodev/Getty Images)

This podcast episode is part of a special mini-series on Designing the Green New Deal. The Hot & Bothered podcast will return from a hiatus next Thursday, April 9. Tune in with Kate and Daniel for weekly episodes on how we tackle climate change amid the coronavirus emergency.

To win a Green New Deal, we need to deepen and expand mass movements and coalitions. Last fall at the University of Pennsylvania, we organized a massive conference on Designing a Green New Deal, with contributions by academics, journalists, organizers, and designers. In this four-part mini-series, we bring you audio of the discussions.

We can only decarbonize fast and reduce social inequalities at the same time with a new political economy. And only new methods of physical design, from buildings to landscapes, will successfully build a new no-carbon world. This episode features Stony Brook economics professor Stephanie Kelton, author Kate Aronoff, Architecture Lobby Founding Member Peggy Deamer, author and SCAPE Founding Principal Kate Orff, and Sunrise Movement executive director Varshini Prakash—whose signing takes the conversation to a whole new level.

Daniel, Kate, and special guest (and conference co-organizer) Billy Fleming introduce the episode. The conference was co-hosted by the McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology and the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2.


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Check out the full Hot & Bothered archive here. Hot & Bothered is produced by Colin Kinniburgh. Music: Mercurias Meet Victor Rice, “Carregar (Instrumental),” courtesy of Total Running Time.

Further reading

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy (Stephanie Kelton, Public Affairs)

A Golden Opportunity for a Green Stimulus (Kate Aronoff, The New Republic)

The Architectural Imperative (Peggy Deamer)

How Can Oysters Revive New York City’s Waterways? (Kate Orff, TED Radio Hour)

Generation Climate Change (Varshini Prakash, Ezra Klein Show)


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