Call for Papers: The Cosmopolitan Canopy – Reasserting Difference, Diversity and Inclusion in the age of Trump.
The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Reasserting Difference, Diversity and Inclusion in the age of Trump. American Association of Geographers – Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA – April 10-14, 2018 Session Organizers: Julian Agyeman, Tufts…Read More
Call for papers: Immigration, Immigrants, Agriculture and Food in North America
Call for papers: Immigration, Immigrants, Agriculture and Food in North America Edited by: Julian Agyeman and Sydney Giacalone, Tufts University. Overview In a recent OpEd in the Boston Globe entitled “Trump…Read More
US immigration policy, food justice and the fierce urgency of now
In a recent OpEd in the Boston Globe entitled “Trump Spills the Beans on Who Grows Americans’ Food”, we described how the new administration’s immigration policies can create an opportunity…Read More
Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love
You read the Blog now read the book, coming in August 2017 in the MIT Press Food, Health, and the Environment series! The food truck on the corner could be a…Read More
Networking cities, policy learning and just sustainabilities
As national and international governments struggle with political inertia, particularly when it comes to addressing climate change and implementing sustainable development policies, cities have emerged as places of action and…Read More
Urban foraging: health, cultural ties and food justice.
Over the past few years US cities have seen a rise in urban foraging– the act of searching for and gathering food in an urban landscape. In cities across the country, people from varied backgrounds, such as Native Americans, African Americans, Chinese, Korean and Latino/a immigrants, have been partaking in this practice of finding edible food amongst their urban landscapes.Read More
Smart cities: no app substitutes for public engagement and responsive leadership
Cities from Amsterdam to Adelaide, from Boston to Bangalore, and San Francisco to Seoul are teaming up with big businesses like IBM, Siemens, Cisco, GE, and Google in a frenzied dash…Read More
Innovative tools for diversity, equity and inclusion in urban planning
One of the things I continually tell my students is that there are no ‘answers’ in urban planning but that if we ask the right questions we may get better…Read More
Endorsements for Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities
“Sharing Cities is a comprehensive and thoughtful guide to how the principles of the sharing economy will affect the spaces where we live, work, and play. If you want to…Read More
“Silence is Not Consent”: Plantation, Poison and the Politics of Planning for Urban Agriculture in Boston.
Urban agriculture has enjoyed a near meteoric rise in popularity in recent years. Projects began mostly through the grassroots efforts of non-profit organizations, but now urban planners and many city officials are also very interested in its interlinked economic, social, health and environmental benefits.Read More