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Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Speaker(s): Professor Julian Agyeman and Dr Tania Dias Fonseca
Festival of Research & Innovation Launch in the Clattern Lecture Theatre at the Penrhyn Road Campus
13.00-13.10 Introduction by Tania Fonseca Dias Almeida, Strategic Academic Lead for Sustainability at Kingston University
13.10-13.40 Keynote speaker Professor Julian Agyeman
13.40-14.00 Q & A
14.00-14.20 Presentation by Tania Fonseca Dias Almeida
14.20-14.30 Q & A14.30 Close
Professor Julian Agyeman, Professor and Chair of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric and Debate at Tufts University
Title: Just Sustainabilites in Policy, Planning and Practice
In his talk, Julian will outline the concept of just sustainabilities as a response to the ‘equity deficit' of much sustainability thinking and practice. He will explore his contention that who can belong in our cities will ultimately determine what our cities can become. He will illustrate his ideas with examples from urban planning and design and the ‘Minneapolis Paradox'.
Dr Tania Dias Fonseca, Strategic Academic Lead for Sustainability:
Walking the Talk: Research Contributions Towards a More Sustainable Future
Kingston University's has a longstanding commitment to sustainability, and the strength of our research in this area has been recognised. In 2021, the university launched its Sustainability Plan to formalise and reinforce its commitment to sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As the world transitions to low-carbon industries, economies, and societies, we must celebrate our strengths and contributions to this field as an institution. In this session, we will discuss how research and innovation can contribute to navigating tensions between the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability, and the need to be bold in our research towards a more just and equitable transition.
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Contact: Tania Fonseca
Directions to Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: