Wright-Locke Farm Speaker Series

October 16 Speaker Session - Just Sustainabilities

Wednesday October 16th, 7:30 PM in the 1827 Barn. Q&A to follow

  • Free and open to the public.
  • We offer a casual picnic supper (sandwiches from Clover Food Lab, iced tea/lemonade & cookies for around $20), starting at 6pm. Please indicate that you'd like to purchase a meal below. Email Events Manager, Amy ([email protected]) with any questions.
  • Bring a cushion for our wooden chairs and dress accordingly for the weather (the barn has no heat/AC).
  • Each session will be recorded and eventually posted on our website so can rewatch and share!

Description:

In his talk, Julian will outline his 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 into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.’ He will give practical examples from his recent research into spatial justice in urban planning and design, food justice, sharing cities, and planning in and for intercultural cities. 

Julian Agyeman

Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, the intentional integration of social justice and sustainability.

Worldwide, he is recognized as an expert, an innovator and thought leader. He is the author or editor of 11 books, and was co-founder in 1996, and is now Editor-in-Chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Julian sits on the Academic Board of The Centre for the Future of Places (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden), the Board of Directors of EcoDistricts (Portland, OR) and on the Advisory Boards for equitable and sustainable initiatives for cities including San Francisco, Dublin, London, and Montreal.

In 1996, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in the UK, a network of people dedicated to enriching society and shaping the future through ideas and action. And in 2018, he was awarded the Athena City Accolade by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, for his “outstanding contribution to the field of social justice and ecological sustainability, environmental policy and planning“.

Date: 10/16/2019 (Wed.)

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT

Location: Wright-Locke Farm

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