Jane Kay

Jane Holtz Kay, architecture/planning critic for The Nation and author of Lost Boston and Asphalt Nation, is currently writing Last Chance Landscape, a book on global warming.

Climate & Energy

U.S. leaders, residents turn backs on impending coastal chaos

Don’t let Beantown become a has-been town. Buckle your seatbelts: it’s going to be a wet ‘n’ wild ride. That’s the prediction — or, rather, the certainty — that today’s global warming carries. Erratic and unpredictable weather is en route, …


Gluttony at home is not necessary for victory abroad

My grandmother, the family provider in World War II’s market of scarcity, pleaded — or was it flirted? — with the butcher for meat. My father, who couldn’t hit his hat with a hammer, volunteered for military service and wound …