Global Sustainability Initiative at Purdue

Discovery Lecture Series - Just Sustainabilities

April 24 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Fowler Hall

Julian Agyeman is the originator of the concept of 'just sustainability', the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as 'the need to ensure a better quality of like for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.' An environmental social scientist, his 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 the 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), Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011) and Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013)

Agyeman was founder of Britain’s Black Environment Network (BEN) in 1988 and is currently a member of several advisory and journal editorial boards.

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