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Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining E/quality, Living Within Limits

Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Professor Agyeman will speak about his concept of 'just sustainability' 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.'


Julian Agyeman is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, Medford, MA. He is an environmental social scientist with degrees in botany, geography, conservation policy and environmental education whose expertise and current research interests are in 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 150 publications, his books include, Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press 2003); Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice (NYU Press 2005); Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices (MIT Press 2011); Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011); and Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013).

He was founder in 1988 of Britain's Black Environment Network (BEN) and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Diversity and the Environment (2009); the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Audubon Society (2009) and the is on several journal editorial boards.

Lunch & Learns occur every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. Everyone is welcome. Food will be provided on a first-come basis. Lunch & Learn attendance is required for students enrolled in ENV0095 Special Topics in Environmental Studies with Colin Orians.

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Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Tufts Institute of the Environment
Tufts University, 210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall, Medford, Massachusetts

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Tufts University
Tisch College, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
10 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA 02155

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

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Environmental Studies Program at Tufts University

Founded in 1984, The Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) was one of the first multidisciplinary environmental programs in the United States. Our students and alumni have become effective practitioners and advocates for the environment in medicine, law, finance, industry, government, and other academic fields.

Environmental Studies is offered as a dual major in conjunction with any departmental major in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering—normally excluding interdisciplinary programs. This dual-major program combines the depth of a major in a specific field with a wide breadth of environmentally oriented courses. 

In addition to our academic program, we offer weekly "Lunch and Learn" lectures that are open to the public, a yearly major lectureship on an environmental topic, and periodicly other events. 

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