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Sustainable UF Presents: An Evening with Julian Agyeman, Expert & Thought Leader in the Concept of Just Sustainabilities
April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, an author or editor of 11 books and is recognized worldwide as an expert, an innovator and thought leader. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, the intentional 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 centers his research on critical explorations of the complex and embedded relations between humans and the urban environment, whether mediated by governments or social movement organizations, and their effects on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity. He believes that what our cities can become (sustainable, smart, sharing and resilient) and who is allowed to belong in them (recognition of difference, diversity, and a right to the city) are fundamentally and inextricably interlinked. We must therefore act on both belonging and becoming, together, using just sustainabilities as the anchor, or face deepening spatial and social inequities and inequalities.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 pm, program begins at 6:00 pm. A Q&A will follow at the conclusion of the keynote.