Julian Agyeman

Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

urban heat talk

Fahrenheit 911: Heat, cities and climate literacy from the ground up

We are finding that in the case of the city I live in Portland, Oregon, that the hottest areas are where people have the least formal education, limited English proficiency, high levels of racial diversity and extreme poverty.

December 22, 2021


Intercultural Urbanism: City planning from the ancient world to the modern day

What I would like to talk about is what we learn from prehistory about intercultural urbanism, which I essentially define as theory and practice of planning and design that respects differences in ways of living, dwelling, being, belonging and even remembering in the city.

September 22, 2021

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economics at the city scale

And here’s the question that we invite every ambitious city to ask itself. How can our city, be a home to thriving people, in a thriving place, while respecting the well-being of all people and the health of the whole planet?

March 18, 2021

Greg Watson

Organizing for food sovereignty in Boston

I will say, as I think Pen stresses in the solidarity economy sort of writings and discussions, that we do need a new economic context for this. These aren’t all going to be your traditional profitable businesses. They contribute a lot more to the community.

March 8, 2021


Land Loss has Plagued Black America since Emancipation – Is it Time to Look Again at ‘Black Commons’ and Collective Ownership?

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power that has circumscribed black lives since the end of slavery in the U.S.

July 30, 2020


Sharing Power: The Crucial Challenge for Sharing Cities

The nature of sharing in the modern world is changing.

March 14, 2016

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