Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice
KTH Centre for the Future of Places welcomes Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA
Just sustainabilities: 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
Agyeman is trained initially in Geography and Botany (B.Sc.), Conservation Policy (MA), and finally Urban Studies (Ph.D.). He is better known today as a critical urban planning and environmental social science scholar. His combined science and social science background, together with extensive experience in local government, consulting, working for, and board-level advising of NGOs and community-based organizations, helps frame his perspectives, research and writing. This allows him to thrive at the borders and intersections of a wide range of knowledges,disciplines and methodologies which he uses in creative and original ways.