Beyond Green Environmentalism

March 18, 2015 (Wednesday) / 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Beyond Green Environmentalism

E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities

Julian Agyeman

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University

In our current world of climate change, environmental planning must consider social needs and welfare to offer a truly sustainable model of living. Co-founder of the historic Black Environment Network and author of numerous books and articles, Julian Agyeman charts the future of the global city through the topics of resource distribution, race, class, and space.

Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is an environmental social scientist whose expertise and current research interests concern the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, whether mediated by governmental institutions or social movements, and the effects of this on public policy and planning, 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 150 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 2015).