More than ever, cities face multiple crises while posing paradoxical opportunities. Climate change, inequality and governance are key challenges facing cities in the urban century. Where are the solutions going to come from? In cities that are dominated by globalised, market based economic forces, how can equity and justice be brought centre stage?

You are warmly invited to this public panel discussion where our guest Professor Julian Agyeman of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA will introduce key concepts and contemporary perspectives on justice and practice as it relates to policy and planning.

Professor Ralph from RMIT University, Darren Sharp, Australian editor of Shareable and Director of Social Surplus, and Professor Gordon Walker from DEMAND Lancaster University will join Professor Agyeman for a panel discussion on ideas for equity and justice in the city followed by the launch of a crop of new related books with drinks and nibbles.


Professor Julian AgyemanJulian is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. He is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability.

Professor Ralph Horne Ralph is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University. He is also Director of the Cities Programme, the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact.

Professor Gordon WalkerGordon is the Co-director of DEMAND at Lancaster University, UK. He has led and collaborated on many ESRC, EPSRC, UK Government and EU funded research projects over the past 20 years.

Darren Sharp – Darren is a sharing economy strategist and the founding Director of Social Surplus. He is the Australian editor of Shareable and the Melbourne Coordinator of the Sharing Cities Network.


Housing Sustainability in Low Carbon Cities – The latest in the Routledge justice in the city book series

Sharing Cities: A case for truly smart and sustainable cities – The latest from MIT press

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons by Shareable – Showcases over a hundred sharing-related case studies and policies from around the world in housing, food, transportation, work, waste and energy.

Books will be available for a discount price on the evening (CASH ONLY).

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14 November 2017