JULIAN AGYEMAN

What I am working on at the moment

I am Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, and an expert on urban sustainability especially as regards justice and equity.

 My most recent book, Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities (co-authored with Duncan McLaren) was one of Nature’s Top 20 Books of 2015. At present I'm finishing up a book on the new urban phenomenon of Food Trucks in North America.

Why I wanted to join the Participatory City Global Advisory

I was interested in being on the Advisory Board of Participatory City because of the concept’s closeness to my concept of the Sharing City! One could not happen without the other!

A little bit about Julian's background

Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, holds a a Ph.D in Environmental Education and Urban Studies from the University of London, an M.A. in Conservation Policy from Middlesex University, UK and a B.Sc (joint hons) in Geography and Botany from Durham University, UK. As an ecologist/biogeographer turned environmental social scientist, he has both a science and social science background which helps frame his perspectives, research and scholarship. His focal research interest is in the nexus between environmental justice and sustainability and the possibility of "just sustainabilities". His publications, which number over 160, include books, peer reviewed articles, book chapters, published conference presentations, reports, book reviews, newspaper articles and Op-Eds and articles in professional magazines and journals.