What would a bold left-wing housing plan look like? Let’s build ten million new, public, no-carbon homes in ten years and guarantee housing for all.
Daniel Aldana Cohen is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2.
A Green New Deal can’t deliver economic or environmental justice without tackling the housing crisis. We should go big and build 10 million beautiful, public, no-carbon homes over the next 10 years.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution channels the fire of the climate movement and popular support for truly bold environmental action. Only the Left is offering climate solutions that could actually work.
A radical Green New Deal would open up enormous possibilities for human flourishing — and allow us to reclaim the language of freedom from the Right.
How quickly, how intensely, and how democratically we decarbonize will be the economic story of the century — only a Green New Deal can save us from climate apocalypse.
We shouldn’t ask whether we must get out of capitalism so that humans can survive. We must ask how and when.
The real climate danger is that a vicious right-wing minority will impose an order that privileges the affluent few over everyone else.
Struggling for working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.
We should all get the chance to escape the city and enjoy leisure — without the hefty ecological footprint.