How has institutionalized white supremacy led to isolationist attempts at addressing our climate crisis? What is planetary gentrification and what are its tangible effects? Can reparative urban planning be the key to addressing distributive, structural injustices? These are just a few of the questions we’ll be exploring in the next season of the Cities@Tufts Virtual Colloquium.
Shareable is continuing its partnership with Tufts University’s Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning department on this free lecture series hosted by its interim chair, Professor Julian Agyeman (Julian is also the chair of Shareable’s governing board).
Cities@Tufts lectures are hosted on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT. We’ll kick off the fall colloquia on October 5th, with the season closing on November 30th. Each Cities@Tufts lecture features a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute discussion.
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Learn more about events in the series below and catch up on all past Cities@Tufts recordings here.
Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy with Jennie Stephens
October 5th | 12-1pm EST The injustices of the climate crisis require societal transformation. Climate policies that are transformative require integrating sacred, humanistic dimensions so that society can move beyond the narrow, patriarchal technocratic lens of climate isolationism that continues to dominate and be ineffective.
This talk explores the inadequacy and dangers of climate isolationism, explores why feminist and antiracist values are essential for transformation, and explains why diversifying different forms of knowledge and wisdom is essential to accelerate and expand the shift from climate isolationism to climate justice.
October 19th | 12-1pm EST
What is planetary gentrification (process)? Where in the world has it occurred (geography, spatiality)? When did it occur (temporality)? What have the impacts been (displacement)? And critically what might it’s future be like? These are all questions posed and discussed in Professor Lees’s wide ranging presentation.
November 2nd | 12-1pm EST
As cities and states continue to experiment with reparations for the historical legacies of slavery and Jim Crow, an enduring question remains: how should subnational, particularly municipal, reparations be structured? In this comparative analysis, Williams discusses three actually existing models of reparative planning, linking each to debates within social and political theory.
November 30th | 12-1pm EST
Yasminah Beebeejaun is Associate Professor of Urban Politics and Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London. Her work is concerned with feminist and anti-racist approaches to planning theory and practice. Her articles have been published in many journals including Environment and Planning C, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Planning Theory, Planning Theory and Practice, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. She is co-editor of The Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City.