Cities@Tufts

Cities@Tufts Virtual Colloquium

CITIES@TUFTS COLLOQUIUM

Urban Thought Leaders | Inspiring Conversations

Shareable is partnering with Tufts University on this ongoing lecture series hosted by professor Julian Agyeman (co-chair of Shareable’s governing board) and Cities@Tufts. The series explores equity and diversity in urban planning and design and is made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation, Barr Foundation, Shift Foundation, and Shareable Donors.

Lectures are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm (est) in the Spring and Fall semesters and feature a 30-min presentation and 30-min discussion. Find the upcoming schedule (and recordings of past events) below.

In order to increase the accessibility of this content, Shareable produces a human-corrected transcript, audio podcast, and video from each presentation in addition to making it possible for anyone to join the sessions live (for free).

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Spring 2022 Lectures


Gaming the System Graphic Recording

Gaming the System: Role-playing Spatial and Political Change with Quilian Riano

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): https://www.shareable.net/gaming-the-system-role-playing-spatial-and-political-change-with-quilian-riano/


The Energy Equity Project graphic recording

The Energy Equity Project with Kyle Whyte and Justin Schott

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): https://www.shareable.net/the-energy-equity-project/


Cities@Tufts Transportation Inequities: what's data got to do with it Graphic Recording (Shareable)

Transportation Inequities: What’s Data Got to Do with It? with Tamika Butler

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): https://www.shareable.net/transportation-inequities/


 Cities@Tufts Urban heat resilience: Governing an invisible hazard Graphic Recording (Shareable)

Urban heat resilience: Governing an invisible hazard with Sara Meerow

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/urban-heat-resilience-governing-an-invisible-hazard/


Cities@Tufts: Collective land governance for a changing climate with Linda Shi by Shareable

Collective Land Governance for a Changing Climate with Linda Shi

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/collective-land-governance-for-a-changing-climate/


Cities@Tufts Punitive and Cooperative Cities with Stacey Sutton Shareable

Punitive and Cooperative Cities with Stacey Sutton

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/punitive-and-cooperative-cities/



Fall 2021 Lectures


Rethinking the Future of Housing Worldwide: Favelas as a Sustainable Model with Theresa Williamson

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/rethinking-housing-favelas-as-a-sustainable-model


Contested Geographies of Food, Ethnicity, and Gentrification

Contested Geographies of Food, Ethnicity, and Gentrification with Pascale Joassart-Marcelli

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/contested-geographies-food-ethnicity-gentrification/


The Commons: Land, Property, Information, and Landscape Agency

The Commons: Land, property, information, and landscape agency with Kofi Boone

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/landscape-agency-property-information-land/


Melissa Peters, Director of Community Planning at City of Cambridge

The New Rules of (Planning) Engagement: Restructuring planning processes to ensure inclusive decision-making and equitable outcomes with Melissa Peters

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): Restructuring planning processes to ensure inclusive decision-making and equitable outcomes


Climate Action In the Global South

Climate Action in the Global South: is net zero (sufficiently) inclusive? with Jessica Omukuti

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/net-zero-and-climate-action-in-the-global-south/


Resisting Invisible Woman Syndrome with Jay Pitter

Resisting Invisible Women Syndrome with Jay Pitter (Live event only – no recording will be made available)


Marccus Hendricks, Director of Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience and Justice (SIRJ) La

Unequal Protection Revisited: Planning for Environmental Justice, Hazard Vulnerability, and Critical Infrastructure in Communities of Color with Marccus Hendricks

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/planning-for-environmental-justice-critical-infrastructure/


Exploring the Impacts of Over-Policing Black Mobility in the U.S

Arrested Mobility: Exploring the Impacts of Over-Policing Black Mobility in the U.S. with Charles T. Brown

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/arrested-mobility-exploring-the-impacts-of-over-policing-black-mobility-in-the-u-s/


The Green City and Social Injustice: Tales from North America and Europe

The Green City and Social Injustice: Tales from North America and Europe with Isabelle Anguelovski & James Connolly

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/the-green-city-and-social-injustice/


Cities@Tufts: From Urban Resilience to Climate Justice with Kian Goh

From Urban Resilience to Climate Justice with Kian Goh

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/from-urban-resilience-to-climate-justice/


Vivek Shandas, professor, Portland State University

Fahrenheit 911: Heat, Cities, and Climate Literacy from the Ground Up with Vivek Shandas

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/fahrenheit-911-heat-cities-and-climate-literacy-from-the-ground-up/


Spring 2021 Event Recordings + Transcripts

February 3, 2021

From green privilege to green gentrification: Environmental justice vs White Supremacy in the 21st century American and European city with Isabelle Anguelovski

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/from-green-privilege-to-green-gentrification/


February 10, 2021

Sacred Civics: What would it mean to build seven-generation cities? with Jayne Engle

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/sacred-civics-seven-generation-cities/


February 17, 2021

Organizing for Food Sovereignty in Boston: A Personal History with Greg Watson

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/organizing-for-food-sovereignty-in-boston/


March 3, 2021

From Spatializing Culture to Social Justice and Public Space: A Journey from Research to Action with Setha Low


March 10, 2021

Exploring Invisible Women Syndrome with Jay Pitter (postponed)


March 31, 2021

A Garden in the Street: The Introduction of Street Trees in Boston and New York with Anne Beamish


April 7, 2021

The Co-Cities Project with Sheila Foster

Event Recording (Podcast, Video, Transcript): shareable.net/labgov-co-cities-and-the-urban-commons-with-sheila-foster/


April 14, 2021

The Past, Present, and Future State of Cities with Kurt Kohlstedt

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Cities@Tufts is a cross-disciplinary academic initiative that recognizes Tufts University as a leader in urban studies, urban planning, and sustainability issues. Anchored by the department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, it aims to highlight our impressive contributions in community strategy, civic democracy, ethnographic research, urban and community health, food justice and security, urban politics and economics, social inequalities, and GIS. Cities@Tufts works with students, academics, policymakers and planners, businesses, and community stakeholders to develop cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborative and community-based research. We aim to develop solutions to today’s urban challenges and opportunities based not on presupposed notions but on being critical: first asking the right questions.

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The Kresge Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress. Today, Kresge fulfills that mission by building and strengthening pathways to opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities, seeking to dismantle structural and systemic barriers to equality and justice. Using a full array of grant, loan, and other investment tools, Kresge invests more than $160 million annually to foster economic and social change. For more information visit kresge.org.