Zube Lecture: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within limits

April 25, 2013
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hills North

Room: 105

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Marny West

The Zube lecture series continues for Spring 2013. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning is pleased to welcome our guest speaker Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Policy and Planning, Tufts University with the topic: "Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, living within limits."

Julian Agyeman is the originator of the concept of  "just sustainabilities" the integration of social/spatial 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, while living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.

He is co-founder and editor of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. His expertise and research interests critically explore aspects of the complex and embedded relations between humans and their environments, whether mediated by institutions or social movement organizations, and their effects on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity.

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); books on environmental justice in the UK, Canada, and the former Soviet Union (2009); Environmental Inequities Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Injustices (MIT Press 2011) and Cultivating Food Justice : Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011). His book Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books) is due out in May 2013.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), a member of the Board of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and is on the Editorial Boards of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development; Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature; and Culture and Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, among others.

The Zube lecture series is named for Ervin Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice.