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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
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.
1:00-1:45 Keynote: *Dr. Julian Agyeman
2:00-2:50 Small Group Conversations
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.