Invited Talks

Julian is a regular speaker at conferences and other gatherings around the world. These are the details of talks he was invited to give since becoming a full-time academic in 1999. They do not include academic conferences that he submitted papers to.

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, UW Seattle Professionals Council Planning Lecture Series, April 24, 2024.

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, Pérez-Silverman Symposium, CSU-LA, May 4, 2023

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, School of Cities, University of Toronto, May 25, 2023

Keynote, Aotearoa/New Zealand Geographic Society Conference - Toitū: Geographies of Resilience, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Aotearoa/New Zealand. November 24 2022

Annual Ron Lister Lecture, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa/NZ, November 15 2022

Keynote, Justice + Equity - Restructuring Life in Our Cities, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa/NZ, November 11 2022

Keynote, SNEAPA Conference, Providence RI, October 6 2022

Panelist, Detroit Future City Equity Forum, September 29 2022

Keynote, RSA Journals Annual Lecture Series, November 12 2021

Keynote, "How Urban Planning and Design Influences Urban Culture." #WRLDCTY. October 26 2021.

Keynote, Aberystwyth University Public Lecture: “Just Sustainabilites in Policy, Planning and Practice” October 18 2021

Panelist, EDRA52 Detroit - Just Environments: Trans-disciplinary Border Crossings, May 21 2021

Keynote, EECOM 21, Toronto, Canada, April 24 2021

Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design, February 16, 2021

Lecture, Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science, January 27, 2021

Inaugural lecture, TD Walter Bean Visiting Professorship in the Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada, January 26, 2021.

Lecture, Transport Seminar Series, School of Urban Planning, McGill University, October 29, 2020

Lecture, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, October 23, 2020

Lecture, Arizona State School of Geography and Urban Planning, October 19 2020

Van Nest Black Colloquium Lecture, Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning, October 16 2020

Keynote, Sustainable Cleveland 2020, October 14, 2020

Keynote, 2020 New England Campus Farmer Summit, Stonehill College MA, February 22, 2020

Keynote, The legacy of MLK: Just Sustainabilites in Policy, Planning and Practice, Bucknell University, PA, January 20, 2020

Keynote, From the Margins to the Mainstream: Growing Access to Sustainability & Food. Chatham University, Pittsburgh, October 19, 2019.

Keynote, Ecocity World Summit 2019, Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada, October 10 2019.

Keynote, Geospatial Forum: North Carolina State University, October 3, 2019

Keynote, How to Make a Just Food Future: Alternative Foodways for a Changing World, University of Sheffield, UK, 8th-10th July 2019

Keynote, European Urban Research Association (EURA) and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Creating Just and Sustainable Cities, University College Dublin, Ireland, June 20th, 2019

Keynote, Iceland Expert Seminar: The Futures of Public Public Space and Beyond, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 14 2019.

Keynote, Equity of place: Social justice in the built environment. Connecticut Green building Council. Yale University. New Haven March 8 2019

Keynote, Sustainable Calgary 20th Anniversary, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 30

Royal Bank of Canada Sustainability Leadership Lecture, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, November 8 2018.

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice, Centre for the future of Places, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, June 15, 2018

Keynote, Envisioning Everyday Environmentalism and Climate Populism, University of Reading, Reading Centre for Climate and Justice, June 8 2018

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, Université du Québec à Montréal, May 30, 2018

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, Congress for New Urbanism, Savannah, GA. May 16 2018

Timothy C Linnemann Lecture, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, April 25 2018

Presidential Scholars Lecture: Just Sustainabilities, Florida State University, Tallahassee April 3 2018

Keynote, Landscape 50: 50 Years of Landscape Design at Sheffield University, Sheffield UK, March 21 2018

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 14 2018

Keynote, SPARK 50: The Next 50 Years of Washington Environment Council, Seattle, March 17, 2018

Keynote, Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics, Augsburg University, Minneapolis-St Paul, February 8 2018

Keynote, Whose Land is it anyway? RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, November 15 2017

Keynote, 4th International Workshop on the Sharing Economy – Lund University, Sweden. June 15 2017

Keynote, MA Smart Growth Alliance Conference, Worcester MA May 18 2017.

Keynote, Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse – University of Wisconsin Madison April 18 2017

Walker Ames Endowed Public Lecture – University of Washington February 28 2017

Keynote, Big Thinking Lecture, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada, November 9 2016

Keynote, Teale Lecture, University of Connecticut, October 20 2016

Keynote, Sustainable Cities: Sharing Habitat, Building Resiliency. Macalester College MN September 29 2016

Keynote, EcoDistricts Summit, Denver September 13 2016.

Keynote, Provost’s Conference – Just Sustainabilities: Cultivating Access, Equity and Community. University of Denver April 25 2016

Keynote, Race, Food and Justice Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH April 22 2016

Keynote, College of Arts Dialogues, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA April 12 2016

Keynote, Sustainability Speakers Series, Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA April 11 2016

Keynote, Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Baltimore, MD April 4 2016.

School of Environment, Education and Development Annual Social Responsibility Lecture, University of Manchester UK March 8 2016

Brabson Keynote, Indiana University Bloomington IA February 29 2016

Keynote, Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater Beach FL February 1 2016

Keynote, Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities, University of Copenhagen December 14 2015

Keynote, Just Sustainabilities. University of Illinois, Chicago. October 29 2015

Keynote, The George B. Hartzog, Jr. Lecture Clemson University. October 5 2015.

Keynote, Our Common Home. Boston College. October 1st 2015

Keynote, Future of Places conference (FoP III) Stockholm, Sweden. June 29-July 1 2015.

Keynote, Culture(s) in Sustainable Futures: Theories, practices and policies. Helsinki Finland May 6-8 2015

Keynote, Beyond Green Environmentalism: E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities. Penn Humanities Forum, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. March 18 2015

Keynote, Elon University Sustainability Conference, Elon NC, February 24 2015

Keynote, Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology Conference, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, February 20, 2015

Keynote, National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Winter Program Conference, Washington DC January 30 2015

Keynote speaker: Sustainability Science Congress 2014 University of Copenhagen, October 24 2014

Distinguished Speaker: Altman Fellows Program, Miami University of Ohio, October 2 2014

Keynote speaker: Diaspora, Sustainability and Development: Meeting at the Nexus, Simon Fraser University Vancouver BC September 20 2014

Keynote speaker: Neighborhoods USA Annual Conference. Eugene OR May 23 2014

Keynote speaker: Just sustainabilities. University of Oregon, Eugene OR, May 22 2014

Keynote speaker: Just sustainabilities. Portland State University. Portland, OR May 21 2014

Keynote speaker: Sacred Earth Sacred Self Conference, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY May 16 2014

Annual Discovery Series Lecture: Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining E/Quality, Living within Limits, Purdue University, West Lafayette on April 24  2014

The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Lecture, Wellesley College, Wellesley, April 23  2014

Landscape Studies Speaker Series, Smith College, Northampton on April 21  2014

: “JusAnnual Arizona State University Wrigley Lecture, Civic Space Park, Phoenix on April 15  2014

Keynote speaker at the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) Second Annual Conference, UNC Charlotte April 5 2014.

Keynote speaker at CUNY Graduate Center/New School NYC April 2 2014

Keynote speaker at Planning for the Possible: Visionary Planning in Québec and New England, Tufts University, March 28 2014

Keynote speaker at the Bucknell University Forum March 4 2014

Keynote speaker at the Center for Humans and Nature event: How is nature critical to a 21st century urban ethic? Spertus Institute, Michigan Avenue, Chicago February 13 2014

Speaker, Sharing Economy Boston Conference, MassChallenge Headquarters, 1 Marina Park Drive Boston, December 12 2013

Keynote speaker: The New England Campus Sustainability Forum, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, October September 20 2013

Keynote speaker: EPA 2013 Community Involvement Training Conference, Boston, August 1 2013.

Keynote speaker: UCL Environment Institute Inaugural Annual Conference 2013: Just sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice. University College London June 18 2013.

Zube Annual Lecture: Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, living within limits, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 25 2013

Keynote: Mid-South Planning & Zoning Institute/University of Memphis conference: Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits April 19 2013

Panelist: Good for Me – Good for Us?
 Self-Interest, Community Values, and A Sustainable Future, Wake Forest University March 25 2013

Speaker: Environmental Justice Series co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University February 5 2013

Keynote speaker: Moravian College Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day January 29 2013

Colloquium Keynote Speaker: Master of Arts Program, Prescott College AZ  November 8 2012

Keynote speaker: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference in Oakland, CA October 11 2012

Convocation Speaker: 65th Academic Convocation at Merrimack College, September 4 2012

Keynote speaker: 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research (ISDR) Conference at the University of Hull, England June 24 2012.

Dean’s Lecture Speaker: University of San Francisco 2012 College of Arts and Sciences May 3 2012

Keynote speaker: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Social Justice Week April 3 2012 Oshkosh, WI

Inaugural speaker: Launch of the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) at Rhode Island College, February 16 2012.

Keynote speaker: The Canadian Association of Planning Students – L’Association Canadienne des Étudiants en Aménagement et en Urbanisme (CAPS-ACEAU) conference: Planning Horizons: The Edge, Future, and Potential of Planning February 3, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

Keynote speaker: University of Alberta Office of Sustainability 2011-2012 Sustainability Speaker Series, Just Sustainabilities: Re-imagining (E)quality, Living Within Limits January 27 2012. Edmonton, Canada.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Homily and Keynote speech: The Dream Lives on: Towards a Just Sustainability Bates College, Lewiston, Maine January 15-16 2012

Keynote: USGBS Greening the Heartland Conference & Exhibition June 22 2011.

Keynote speaker: The Geography of Climate Justice, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin May 12 2011.

Lecture: Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits at the School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, March 22 2011.

Lecture: Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, February 23 2011.

Lecture: Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits at the The Centre for Building and Planning Studies, University of South Australia, February 18 2011.

Lecture: Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining (e)quality, living within limits at the Australian National University, February 11 2011

Keynote: Inspiring Communities – Portland Plan, Portland OR December 15 2010

Keynote: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conference Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World Denver, CO, October 11 2010

Keynote speaker: Plenary Theme 2: Sustainability, at the International Sociological Associationconference, Gothenburg, Sweden July 12-17 2010

Keynote speaker: Global Environmental Justice conference, University of East Anglia, UK, July 2-3 2010

Keynote Speaker: Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Annual Conference Many Shades of Green, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR June 17-20 2010

Keynote speaker: The City Program May 5 2010, sponsored by Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), Simon Fraser University (SFU) Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the SFU City Program,

Think Tank Leader at the Environmental (Dis)Locations Conference, Yale Divinity School, 9-10 April 2010

Keynote: The University Lecture Series. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Worcester MA November 2 2009

Panel speaker at the 2009 American Sociological Association conference The New Politics of Community, San Francisco, August 7-11

Keynote speaker: UK Health Protection Agency IXth International Conference: Chemical and Environmental Hazards: Working together, protecting Communities, Manchester, May 19-21 2008

Keynote speaker at the 2008 Annual UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference Sustainability, Space and Social Justice, Belfast March 18-20 2008

Keynote speaker at the 2007 Annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Sustaining Culture, December 6-8, Adelaide, Australia

Keynote speaker at the 2007 Conference on Communication and the Environment at DePaul University, Chicago, IL. , June 22 – June 25, 2007

Co-presenter (with Dr Karen Bickerstaff, University of Durham, UK) of (Dis)assembling environmental justice: developing cross-national comparisons at the American Association of Geographers conference in San Francisco April 17-21 2007.

Keynote speaker at the Third International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability at The University of Madras, Chennai, India January 4-7 2007.

Presenter :Conservation, Environmental Justice, and Resource Rights: Tensions and Overlaps at Harvard University, October 21 2006.

Presenter: UK Sustainable Development Research Network Conference, London. September 21 2006.

Plenary Discussant: Justice, nature and the City: environmental justice in post-Hurricane New Orleans at the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers conference ‘Global social justice and environmental sustainability’ Royal Geographical Society, London, August 29-September 1 2006

Speaker: Environmental Studies Evening Colloquium, Colby College, ME April 4 2006.

Panelist: Beyond Environmentalism:Economic Development and Minority Communities in a Post-Environmental World conference. The Greenlining Institute/The Breakthrough Institute. Mills College, Oakland, CA July 14 2005.

Presenter in the Sustainable Development and Human Security Panel at the EPIIC Symposium ‘Oil and Water’. Tufts University. February 25-28. 2005.

Plenary speaker: Fifth Annual Regional Sustainable Development Forum on Visions of Sustainability, MIT Friday, October 29, 2004.

Speaker: Building Sustainable Communities Conference. Burlington, VT July 14th 2004.

Participant: National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Communicating Urgency, Facilitating Social Change: New Strategies for Climate Change NCAR. Boulder, CO. June 8-12 2004

Participant: Natural Step/Case Western Reserve University Conference Effecting Change in Complex Social Systems: Examining Dynamics and Identifying Leverage Points Case Western Reserve University 10-12 December 2003.

Facilitator: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives World Congress – Local Action 21’ Workshop B3 Local Governance and Participatory Planning and Plenary 6 Decentralization of Aid and Finance: For or Against Local Governance ICLEI World Congress, Athens, Greece November 3-7 2003

Facilitator: Fourth Annual Regional Sustainable Development Forum, Workshop H: Creating Sustainable Communities Through Public Participation. MIT September 22nd 2003.

Inaugural speaker: Environmental Justice and the Sustainable City: Observations from the US in the Sustainable Cities Seminar Series. University of Northumbria, Newcastle on Tyne, UK. June 17 2003.

Keynote Speaker: Environmental Careers Organization’s (ECO) 19th Annual National Environmental Careers Conference: Building Sustainable Communities, Bayside Exposition Center, Boston MA October 18-19 2002.

Facilitator: World Summit on Sustainable Development, Local Government Session. Johannesburg, South Africa 27-30th August 2002.

Conference Chair: 2002 Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education: The Boston TEE (Total Environmental Education) Party, 6-10th August 2002, Boston, MA.

Presenter: Global Approaches to Environmental Democracy: Access to Information, Public Participation, Decision Making and Environmental Justice. British Council. Bath, UK. 26-31 May 2002.

Facilitator: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Local Agenda to Action: Building a Sustainable Future, World Summit on Sustainable Development Preparatory Committee meeting, Vancouver, Canada. February 27 2002.

Roundtable Chair: Ann Arbor, MI at the June 2001 International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) U.S. and Canadian Municipal Leaders Preparatory Meeting for the September 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD).

Moderator: Session 2R Ensuring Biodiversity in the Urban Setting at the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) ‘Global Cities 21 Conference’ in Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt in Germany, June 28-July 2nd 2000.

Keynote: UK Royal Geographical Society Planning and Environment Research Group – Towards Sustainability: Social and Environmental Justice. Tufts University, May 31-June 2 2000.

Invited speaker: International Landcare Conference entitled Changing Landscapes ~ Shaping Futures’, Melbourne Australia between 2-5 March 2000.

Conference Fellow: Eighth Cary Conference Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York April 27-29 1999.

Keynote Speaker: 1999 International Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) entitled Southern Crossings: Pointers for Change, University of New South Wales, Sydney, January 14-18 1999.