I am involved in various types of writing projects, from opinion pieces and blogs to larger reports and articles. Below is a partial selection indexed chronologically. A number of publications are available via the Tufts Digital Library.


Loh, Penn and Julian Agyeman. 2019. Urban Food Sharing and the Emerging Boston Food Solidarity Economy. Geoforum, 99:213-222.

Penn Loh and Sarah Jimenez. February 2017. Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts: How solidarity economy movement is emerging in lower income communities of color. Report for the Solidarity Economy Initiative.

Loh, Penn and Julian Agyeman. 2017. The Emerging Boston Food Solidarity Economy. In Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman (eds.) The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation and Collective Action, forthcoming University of California Press.

Loh, Penn. 2016. Community-University Collaborations for Environmental Justice: Towards a Transformative Co-Learning Model. New Solutions Journal, 26(3): 412-428.

Loh, Penn and Rebecca Tumposky. 2015. Community-University Partnerships as Co-Learning: Towards a More Democratic and Transformative Model. International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement annual conference paper, November 18, 2015.

Loh, Penn and Boone Shear. 2015. Solidarity economy and community development: emerging cases in three Massachusetts cities. Community Development, 46(3): 244-260. DOI: 10.1080/15575330.2015.1021362.

Loh, Penn. 2015. Land Trusts Offer Houses That People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth. YES! Magazine, posted September 17, 2015. http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/land-trusts-offer-houses-low-income-people-can-afford-and-a-stepping-stone-to-lasting-wealth-20150917

Loh, Penn. 2014. Urban Farming, One Vacant Lot at a Time. YES! Magazine, Issue 72, Winter 2015, pp. 34-39. Also posted January 28, 2015 at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/cities-are-now/how-one-boston-neighborhood-stopped-gentrification-in-its-tracks.

Loh, Penn. 2014. Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods. YES! Magazine, posted November 7, 2014. http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/boston-s-emerging-food-economy

Loh, Penn. 2014. What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement? YES! Magazine, posted June 10, 2014. http://www.yesmagazine.org/commonomics/race-and-the-new-economy

Before 2014

Penn Loh. 2013. Community Tools and Data for Building a New Food Economy. Practical Visionaries Workshop: Spring-Summer 2013 Report. https://pennloh-practical.vision/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/pvw-summer-2013-report.pdf

Contributing author. “Public Information for Better Programs: Why Energy Efficiency Data Must Be Timely, Consistent, Statewide, and Transparent,” A Green Justice Coalition Brief, April 10, 2012.

Contributing researcher. “Massachusetts’ 3-Year Energy Efficiency Plans: Creating Access for All?” An Issue Brief from the Green Justice Coalition, September 9, 2010. http://massclu.org/sites/clud6.prometheuslabor.com/files/Access%20for%20All.pdf

Loh, Penn. 2010. “Reflections on Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland,” posted August 11, 2010 on MIT CoLab Radio. Available at: http://colabradio.mit.edu/?p=4470

Penn Loh. 2010. “Environmental Justice and Immigrant Health,” entry in Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic, editors.

Penn Loh, Phoebe Eng, Leigh Graham, and Amy Hogg. August 2010. “Two Kentucky Towns Envision a Future Beyond Coal.” Solutions Journal. Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2, 2010. http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/709

“Penn Loh: EJ and TJ,” interview by B. Jesse Clarke. Race Poverty and the Environment. Spring 2010 (vol. 17, no. 1), pp. 26-29. http://urbanhabitat.org/20years/loh

Penn Loh and Kalila Barnett. April 22, 2010. “Towards ‘Justainability: A Colored Perspective on the Green Economy,” race-talk blog, http://www.race-talk.org/?p=3974.

Penn Loh and Phoebe Eng, co-editors. March 2010. “Environmental Justice and the Green Economy: A Vision Statement and Case Studies for Just and Sustainable Solutions.” Alternatives for Community & Environment, Roxbury, MA. Available at http://ejstimulus.wordpress.com/

Loh, Penn. January 2008. “ Beyond Green Alone: Environmental Justice,” Movement Vision Lab Blog, http://www.movementvisionlab.org/blog/beyond-green-alone-environmental-justice, Center for Community Change.

Loh, P, Sugerman-Brozan J. “Environmental Justice Organizing for Environmental Health: Case Study on Asthma and Diesel Exhaust in Roxbury, MA.” in Perspectives in Medical Sociology Phil Brown (editor), Long Grove, Illinois. Waveland Press. 2008.

Loh, Penn. “T Riders’ Union: A Tale of Two Campaigns in Boston.” Race, Poverty, & the Environment. Winter 2005-2006.

Loh, Penn. “A New Vision for Environmentalism.” Paper commissioned for Ford Foundation EJ Second Generation Leadership Exploration. October 2004.

Loh, Penn and Erica Schwarz. “An Equitable Vision Needed for Housing, Transportation,” Boston Globe Op-Ed. Jun 6, 2004. Page L 11.

Loh, Penn. “We Must All Be Accountable in a Grassroots Movement.” Race, Poverty, & the Environment. Summer 2003.

Faber, DR; Loh, P; and Jennings J. “Environmental Injustices in Massachusetts: Forging Greater Community Participation in the Planning Process.” Projections: MIT Journal of Planning (3:1, November 2002).

Loh, P, Sugerman-Brozan J. “Environmental Justice Organizing for Environmental Health: Case Study on Asthma and Diesel Exhaust in Roxbury, MA.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (584: November 2002).

Loh, P; Sugerman-Brozan J.; Wiggins, S; Noiles, D; Archibald, C. “From Asthma to AirBeat: Community-Driven Monitoring of Fine Particles and Black Carbon in Roxbury, Massachusetts.” Environmental Health Perspectives (110: supplement 2, April 2002).

Levy, J; Houseman, EA; Spengler J; Loh, P; Ryan, L. “Fine Particulate Matter and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Concentration Patterns in Roxbury, Massachusetts: A Community-Based GIS Analysis.” Environmental Health Perspectives (109: 4, April 2001), pp 341-347.

Loh, Penn and Bob Terrell. “Higher T fares will squeeze Boston’s transit-dependent,” Boston Herald Op-Ed. Jul 23, 2000. Page 20.

Loh, Penn and Felix Arroyo. “Even smarter city growth,” Boston Globe Op-Ed. Aug 2, 1999. Page A16.

Loh, Penn. March 1998. Book Review: Garret Hardin, “Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos.” Capitalism, Nature, SocialismIssue 33, pp. 162-164.

“The Palo Verde Test Land Fallowing Program:  A Model for Future California Water Transfers?” Pacific Institute for Development, Environment, and Security WP 96-01, March 1996, with Anna Steding.

“Water Transfers in California:  A Framework for Sustainability and Justice,” Pacific Institute for Development, Environment, and Security WP 96-01, March 1996, with Santos V. Gomez.

“Out of the Darkness,” Boston Review, February/March 1996, Vol. XXI, No. 1, p. 10-11, with Archon Fung and Dara O’Rourke.

“Creating an Environment of Blame:  Anti-Immigration Forces Seek to Woo Environmentalists,”  RESIST Newsletter, December 1995.

“Beyond Fear:  Addressing Population and Sustainability Concerns in California.” EDGE Position Paper.  with Jamal Gore. 1995.

“Must it be Greens versus Browns:  Population, Immigration, and Environment:,” Racefile.  vol. 3, no. 5.  Applied Research Center.  Oakland, CA.  September-October 1995.

California Water 2020:  A Sustainable Vision.  Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Security.  2nd author.  May 1995.

“Book Review:  How Many Americans?”  Z Magazine.  vol. 8, no. 5, May 1995.  pp. 70-73.

“Global Science and Sustainability:  By Whom for Whom?” in Sustainability and Justice:  A Message to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  An Urban Habitat Program Reader.  April 1995.

Sustainability and Justice:  A Message to the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.  An Urban Habitat Program Reader.  Editor.  April 1995.

More than Numbers: Population Problems in Perspective 1995.  An EDGE working paper prepared for the conference “California Today Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century: Environmental Justice, Population, and the New Majority of Color.”  January 14, 1995.  Co-author.  Los Angeles, CA.

(De)Constructing the California Water  Plan:  Science, Politics, and Sustainability.  Pacific Institute Report.  October 1994.

“Border Patrol Ecology,” San Francisco Bay Guardian.  Opinion Piece.  December 1, 1993.   p. 6.

“Freeways, Communities, and Environmental Justice,” Race, Poverty, and the Environment.  Summer 1993.

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