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Planning for Just, Sustainable, Inclusive Communities

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environment, brings his Just Sustainabilities framework to a community conversation

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Date and time

Fri, September 16, 2022

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT


City of Redmond – City Hall

15670 Northeast 85th Street

Redmond, WA 98052

Join us for a community event in honor of the 7th Annual East King County Welcoming Week.

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Julian Agyeman

What’s possible in our cities and communities? Who decides, and how?

Dr. Agyeman believes that “what our cities can become (sustainable, smart, sharing and resilient) and who is allowed to belong in them (recognition of difference, diversity, and a right to the city) are fundamentally and inextricably interlinked. We must therefore act on both belonging and becoming, together, using just sustainabilities as the anchor, or face deepening spatial and social inequities and inequalities.”

How can we use the Just Sustainabilities framework to advance racial equity and inclusion across major decisions and regional initiatives happening right now?

  • Comprehensive Plan Updates, Transit Oriented Development, Affordable Housing, Eastrail, and more

Julian Agyeman, Ph.D. FRSA FRGS is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, which explores the intersecting goals of social justice and environmental 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, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems.”

This East King County event is geared toward Eastside city councilmembers, legislators, planners, commissioners, community based organizations, leaders of color, advocates (equity, environmental/racial/economic justice, affordable housing), educators, business community members, and others who are involved in regional efforts to advance equity and belonging.

Presented by Eastside For All, Move Redmond, Futurewise, Eastrail Partners, 350 Eastside, and Complete Streets Bellevue. With support from the Cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Sammamish, One Redmond, and Amazon.

This event is part of Eastside For All’s Build for Belonging initiative. Please see resources and inspiration here.


12:00-1:00 Lunch/Networking

1:00-1:45 Keynote: *Dr. Julian Agyeman

1:45-2:00 Coffee/Cookies

2:00-2:50 Small Group Conversations

2:50-3:00 Closing

3:00-4:00 Let’s Connect! (optional networking time outdoors, weather permitting)


*Dr. Ageyman’s presentation will be livestreamed. Please stay tuned for how your friends and colleagues can watch if they’re unable to attend the event.


Please wear masks while indoors. Masks will be available. In the event that the in person event needs to be canceled, you’ll receive instructions for a virtual gathering.


September 16
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Redmond, WA