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Julian Agyeman

Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Massachusetts

Prior to his current post Julian taught geography in a secondary school in Carlisle and worked as an environmental policy adviser, first at Notting Dale Urban Studies Centre in London, then in local government in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Islington. Following this he consulted and taught environmental policy at London South Bank University. He was co-founder in 1988, and chair until 1994, of the Black Environmental Network (BEN), the first environmental justice-based organisation of its kind in Britain.

Julian was co-founder in 1996 and is currently co-editor of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability and was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in the same year. Between 1992 and 1998, Julian ran a consulting firm in London which specialised in communicating environmental and sustainable solutions to local governments, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.

Julian hosts seminars with staff and local practitioners on issues of sustainability.