Just sustainabilities in policy, planning and practice: A DEI Presentation by Dr. Julian Agyeman, Tufts University

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm

Please join us on March 14 at 4pm in Dana 1040 for a DEI presentation by Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS, a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability. A recognized expert and thought leader, he is one of the top 15 most highly cited US and Canadian urban planning faculty ranked by Google Scholar in 2018.

His wide ranging and influential publications include Mind the Gap: Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behavior? It is the most highly cited journal article written by a US or Canadian urban planning academic. In addition to its theoretical contribution, it has had widespread practical impact, influencing Think Tank and government policy and planning documents worldwide, including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the European Commission.

He is the author or editor of 11 books including Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press 2003), Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice (NYU Press 2005), Cultivating Food Justice : Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011), Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013), Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities (Routledge 2014) and Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities (MIT Press 2015), which was one of Nature’s Top 20 Books of 2015. His latest book is Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love (MIT Press 2017). His next book, Immigration, Immigrants, Agriculture and Food in North America, is under contract with MIT Press.

He was co-founder in 1988, and chair until 1994, of the Black Environment Network (BEN), the first environmental justice-based organization of its kind in Britain. He was co-founder in 1996, and is now Editor-in-Chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in 1996, and in 2016 he became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

To find out more visit https://julianagyeman.com/


Dana 1040

Contact person(s): 
Sonia Joshi: soniajos@umich.edu