Julian Agyeman

Julian Agyeman is professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University. As an ecologist/biogeographer turned environmental social scientist, Agyeman has both a science and social science background, which helps frame his perspectives, research, and scholarship. He thrives at the borders and intersections of a wide range of knowledges, disciplines and methodologies, which he utilizes in creative and original ways in his research.

He was cofounder in 1996, and is now editor-in-chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. His books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (coedited with Robert D. Bullard and Bob Evans; MIT Press, 2003), Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice (NYU Press, 2005), Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability (coedited with Alison Hope Alkon; MIT Press, 2011), Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books, 2013), Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities (coedited with Stephen Zavestoski; Routledge, 2014) and Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities (coauthored with Duncan McLaren; MIT Press, 2015). His latest book is Food Trucks, Cultural Identity and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love (coedited with Caitlin Matthews and Hannah Sobel; MIT Press, 2017).

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