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Julian Agyeman

Speaker: Climate Change & Sustainability

Julian Agyeman is a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning a Tufts University. He is the originator of the concept of "just sustainabilities," the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as "the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and in the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems." He is an environmental social scientist who thrives at the boarders and the intersections of a wide range of knowledge and methodologies and utilizes these in creative and original ways. His research interests critically explore some aspect(s) of the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, whether mediated by institutions or social movement organizations, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal \_Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability\_. With over 160 publications, his recent books include \_Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability\_ (MIT Press 2011), \_Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning, and Practice\_ (Zed Books 2013) and \_Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities\_ (Routledge 2014).