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Teale Lecture: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center

Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will give a talk entitled “Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, Living Within Limits” for the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment. The talk will take place on Thursday, October 20, 4 pm at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium, at UConn. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Agyeman will explain that integrating social needs and welfare offers a more “just,” rounded, and equity-focused definition of sustainability and sustainable development, while not negating the very real environmental threats we face. He will define it 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 will then look at examples of just sustainabilities in practice in the real world, focusing on ideas about “fair shares” resource distribution globally; planning for intercultural cities; achieving wellbeing and happiness; the potential in the new sharing economy, and finally the concept of “spatial justice” and how it complements the more established concept of social justice.

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment. The lectures are open to the public and do not require registration. For additional information please call 860.486.4460 or visit –


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