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Julian Agyeman @julianagyeman Yorkshire UK, now Cambridge MA

Who can belong in our cities will determine what our cities can become. Critical #urbanplanning professor @TuftsUEP using #justsustainabilities to shine a light

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@CHeartsTrees @RobinMazumder @TamikaButler Excellent book by @urbanadonia. I wrote an endorsement on the back cover! @dedenrukmana @RobinMazumder I'm not going away any time soon @dedenrukmana! I intend to keep causing 'good trouble'........!Providence Climate Justice Plan, first in US, is exemplary in bringing neighborhood groups, environmental justice g… https://t.co/Dq0OqReoL9
8/10
2020
The curb cut’s history — “editing” of the built environment thanks to activism and federal mandate 30 years ago— is… https://t.co/qJ3Ln7Qooo
8/5
2020
"Dismantling the legacy of by-design segregation will require the tools of urban planning being used to find soluti… https://t.co/88X6OC5y3T
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8/4
2020
Everyday activity is an opportunity to think differently, an act of imagining humans within nature. Daily, we can l… https://t.co/sXJGfzaTcJOutstanding lineup of @TuftsUEP @CitiesAtTufts fall colloquia with @blackurbanist, @damianfwhite, @aldatweets,… https://t.co/mOWeTp2McoCollective life: An analytic focusing on the ways the urban majority is trying to survive and cope within the struc… https://t.co/659pkBFD2lAcross the U.S., urban planning is still used by some as the spatial toolkit, consisting of a set of policies and p… https://t.co/YoXU73TEMKWhat counts as "neighborhood character," and who gets to define it? In many cities, it's wealthy, white homeowners… https://t.co/jBQmvWHsQ8
8/3
2020
Subways, commuter railways and buses may not be a significant source of transmission, as long as riders wear masks… https://t.co/V5qqROUa3w
8/2
2020
Most US cities have a zoning designation (R1) prohibiting all development except detached single-family homes. R1… https://t.co/9rYcaTn4gDAn understanding of urban problems of inequality, crime, housing discrimination, education, and residential segrega… https://t.co/2Gg6eZzEP5
7/30
2020
Higher levels of racial segregation were linked to lower incomes for Black residents, as well worse educational out… https://t.co/Mp0ajyTiSv
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanYes Theresa, this is unfortunately so. Would that it were otherwise. But tell me, who has to wade through it every… https://t.co/oINaLCwCVb
7/29
2020
#Minneapolis may seem progressive but it’s actually one of the most segregated cities in the US -- and it’s by desi… https://t.co/IOfflGUUdZ
Retweeted by Julian Agyeman.⁦@DrDesThePlanner. How Urban⁩ planning, transportation planning, architecture, and civil engineering can meet this… https://t.co/3yYQWzVtDJGreat point Lisa. There are some amazing discussions going on about the need for a ‘new urban planning’ like this o… https://t.co/pQYMqAmGq1“With racialized zoning outlawed, localities turned to exclusionary zoning, making it illegal to build anything exc… https://t.co/9qe0xwEEL2
Retweeted by Julian Agyeman‘Racial segregation was not the byproduct of urban planning; it was, in many cases, its intention – it was “not by… https://t.co/7RVNzHqRFP
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanUrban planning is the spatial toolkit for maintaining white supremacy. But urban planners of color, especially, are… https://t.co/gut5mThYPE
7/27
2020
Whether because of Covid-19 or social justice movements, the ‘S’ in Environmental, Social, Governance investing is… https://t.co/HI1T96lp18
7/26
2020
How many more times do we need to hear the following? These patterns reflect the historical impacts of inequitable… https://t.co/rbvbPxmIBN
7/25
2020
US CLTs came from the civil rights movement to secure access to land for southern Black farmers. The Brussels trust… https://t.co/TFxb1NJ2ZsParticipation processes are broken in two different ways, they’re weaponized by privileged white people, and then w… https://t.co/7MmNGU3Gmz
7/24
2020
.@TRECpdx: A specific equity policy helps est. goals, build accountability, and an opportunity to assess. A solid e… https://t.co/Lqtlr3J6Hr
7/23
2020
Cities often rename streets to reflect changing values, as a way to pin down the present and preserve it for future… https://t.co/4AWrCwRlFNExcellent book by @KgouldA and @TammyL_Lewis in mine and @smzavestoski’s Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustaina… https://t.co/OJUbZCkmz2
7/22
2020
Thanks for the heads up @jeffbutts. Definitely a move in the tight direction. https://t.co/uzZnPp70Fr
7/21
2020
The pervasive whiteness of urbanism: The Atlanta BeltLine and other projects have almost universally failed to cons… https://t.co/pUX52IfiVgWords have consequences: Using pejorative words like "blighted", "distressed", "disadvantaged", "struggling" reduce… https://t.co/2gNQZ3oFyt
7/18
2020
Urban commons are resources in the city that are managed by the users in a nonprofit-oriented and prosocial way. Th… https://t.co/XDoaV2pNUXThank you to everyone who was able to participate in yesterday's webinar. If you were unable to make it to… https://t.co/ZbQqN4vwHi
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanPortland OR has a longstanding history of racist housing and land use practices that created and reinforced racial… https://t.co/sFUE36CkRO
7/16
2020
@EcoLloyd @EcoDistricts @julianagyeman This was a great webinar. Powerful presentation and incredible speaker… https://t.co/qy3qdNuCXX
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanJoin over 1000 others at my webinar today: 'Just Sustainabilities in Urban Planning & Practice' (2pm Eastern US Tim… https://t.co/MaxmJJMrGW
7/15
2020
Consumers and employees are looking beyond Corporate Social Responsibility, to Corporate Social Justice, that cente… https://t.co/XyT4EVeJ8YIdeas are embedded within social arrangements which in turn produce effects. The I-A-E framework can both deepen ou… https://t.co/cN1Wdb1fxl @calebscoville @TuftsUniversity I've just accepted the dean's request to be your mentor under Tufts' Junior Faculty… https://t.co/sIHQnkHEu4
7/14
2020
A recipe for gentrification: A changing foodscape is key, even when people of color are still present. Food becomes… https://t.co/euxqllSrM6
7/10
2020
@MikeLydon @JXTA_ARTS @chester_made @seattledot @NextCityOrg @ioby Absolutely. These creative equity/social justice… https://t.co/x05jrG9MWm @MikeLydon In your Tactical Urbanism Vol 1 and 2 there is no mention of equity/justice. In your Open Streets guide… https://t.co/zdxoG68Woy.@MikeLydon "People started questioning whose voices urbanism has been promoting, including ours." Mike, was tactic… https://t.co/IqNZAYVLhUSocial liberalization policies can influence attitudes toward openness and diversity leading to diverse interaction… https://t.co/nITKDGrmRQ
7/9
2020
Just as the patriarchy is enshrined in the urban environment, white supremacy is also the ground upon which we walk… https://t.co/4t4xWyqT3nStreet commerce reduces poverty and boosts marginal groups, especially poor women from ethnic/racial minorities. It… https://t.co/48kWPjwGnr
7/8
2020
.@HarlemGrown: “It’s not just about the food. In poor communities, it’s environmental, it’s substandard education,… https://t.co/CKk6IZ8pqoThey didn't listen either. Of UK environmental professionals, only 0.6% are non-white, the second-worst sector for… https://t.co/DrHJ00OEtQLandscape reparations: Making the landscape reflect all of the communities that live there. Many streets in Dallas… https://t.co/vstx3GsFZb
7/7
2020
Be sure to register for our upcoming Webinar Wednesday: https://t.co/KNyUj8RFvq with @julianagyeman on July 15th a… https://t.co/YxuJDaAsn7
Retweeted by Julian Agyeman @yasminah_b @JaniceM_Barry @UAAnews Looking forward to it @yasminah_b!
7/6
2020
Thanks Jayne. @JaniceM_Barry and I used her work in our forthcoming article "On Belonging and Becoming in the Settl… https://t.co/PB6JFGYZvV
7/5
2020
.@rkeil “Much of the outcome of urban planning in reality has contributed to the maintenance of the status quo.” I’… https://t.co/j9NnYquPLP
7/4
2020
@TRU_Lab Thanks Aseem! The importance of justice within sustainability dialogues was a fairly lonely mission in the… https://t.co/NKngoa6hIQNo Thanks, all Giving: The Mashpee Wampanoag greeted the Pilgrims in 1620, and helped them farm. Their land has bee… https://t.co/znJQQcRDfZ
7/1
2020
@julianagyeman is masterful in speaking about sustainable design and its complex power to bring cohesion or divisio… https://t.co/TDfn1ylsjL
Retweeted by Julian Agyeman @drmwilliams .@EcoDistricts will be recording it. Feel free to use with your students if you want.
6/27
2020
Looking forward to this event on Wed, Jul 15, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT #justsustainabilities #urbanplanninghttps://t.co/Oy0xdG3gIJ @Jay_Pitter One thing I’m struggling with at the moment is can we design culturally/racially inclusive spaces, and… https://t.co/WQYF8C5sUL
6/26
2020
A reading list of Black geographers from ⁦@UBCGeog⁩. Useful for urban planners, faculty and students https://t.co/jGhc37Kspr @Jay_Pitter I get a lot of calls from cycle planners and advocates about ‘retrofitting’ equity once an infrastructu… https://t.co/0rHRfJ9e4s
6/24
2020
You speak the truth with precision @julianagyeman - race, nature and equality are troika that should undergird all… https://t.co/oSl5YfMEOQ
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanUrban planners: You carry the spatial toolkit for articulating, implementing, and maintaining White Supremacy. What… https://t.co/1THWBVxV5V
6/20
2020
Absolutely. @KBbop and I discussed whether to include reparations but decided to focus on the black commons as simp… https://t.co/3Kk38iwP8DLand loss has plagued black America since emancipation – is it time to look again at 'black commons' and collective… https://t.co/oaErqRwbrp
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanAn expanded concept of the “black commons” – based on shared economic, cultural and digital resources as well as la… https://t.co/UJhctq2Co0The current soul searching over our racist legacy offers an unrivaled opportunity to look again at the idea of coll… https://t.co/DrIfSmWboF
6/18
2020
‘It is also time to re-examine the hardware of our societies. The very infrastructure that we have built—roads, bui… https://t.co/1mZCu4eRoN
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanNobody puts baby in a corner: Sweden's Umea city council adopted a formal strategy for gender equality in 2011 with… https://t.co/d8niWQMS4I
6/17
2020
Absolutely @MarkShucksmith but somehow these and other organizations conveniently forgot the intragenerational/soci… https://t.co/vqAgsgid91When I started doing justice and sustainability work in the UK in the 80s I was told I was ‘over egging the pudding… https://t.co/STpiFwR5J9
6/14
2020
White urban planners, academics and placemakers please watch this outstanding, candid conversation with @Jay_Pitterhttps://t.co/5lxuEe73rSPublic spaces not neutral; Black communities are experiencing multiple crises at once in very different ways; We ne… https://t.co/j59kKwLsdL
6/12
2020
We love this timely issue of Agriculture & Human Values (featuring a lot of our contributors!)—it's all about inter… https://t.co/O5YP6UqcBB
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanTake a look at https://t.co/n6zZgzafcQ and this recent interview https://t.co/vEfl5LqaUc https://t.co/xqvGYOCCQ6
6/9
2020
"The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) expresses its unwavering solidarity with Black… https://t.co/tLDJvjKAaS
Retweeted by Julian Agyeman"If we want to see streets filled with joy and true low-stress access to quality of life, we have to be willing to… https://t.co/D7OsjcPtMyCities have always been about apportioning and memorialising power; writing force into space. Britain’s colonial/im… https://t.co/SVKTbsPk5SWhat is the relationship between the practice of planning and law enforcement or penal systems? How can planning pr… https://t.co/87IZ6OSMBQ
6/8
2020
Thanks for the shout out @IndigenousKnow. This piece from @ZedBooks blog might help https://t.co/HL6JsdKee1 https://t.co/CwzjwcDO3E
6/7
2020
Black lives matter in the streets. AND in policy. AND in design. AND in funding. AND in outreach. AND in decisi… https://t.co/BTIphsafyx
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6/5
2020
Thank you @julianagyeman and @routefifty for this mention and  important article. We too hope the road ahead includ… https://t.co/mbhaahw6b7
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanJust read that @DrIbram is coming to @BU_Tweets to head a new Center for Antiracist Research next month. Also today… https://t.co/r7UTLICbbl.@BCLeeJr "Design Justice seeks to dismantle the privilege and power structures that use architecture as a tool of… https://t.co/XO4NLq8Hcq.@finneyoutloud "I aspire to live in a place where I will not be seen as an anomaly or something to fear or challen… https://t.co/v5756EQAvk
6/4
2020
How is contemporary sharing actually embedded in citizens' ways of living and in urban practices? Which elements of… https://t.co/UcRY7hL11U
6/3
2020
Excellent point @rkbtwo. Check out my piece in @ConversationUS last week https://t.co/ekuvkfWBoL https://t.co/0SfceLssOcSocial workers: An EJ framework of procedural, distributional, and recognition-based claims offers a practice model… https://t.co/4z3oc80QIA.@SPUR_Urbanist: If we are to be effective allies, white America, we must understand that we are the aggressors. We… https://t.co/BNuYhshn0v"Design-related, infrastructural challenges...are important. But the more fundamental barriers are political, cultu… https://t.co/jTebVySBv3
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6/2
2020
.@Center4NewEcon Let's adopt the Community Land Trust structure as a US vehicle to amass purchased and gifted lands… https://t.co/XyXYzF77YoMany planning innovations claimed by progressives as victories of social and environmental justice are perpetuating… https://t.co/xPuFEv9U9e
6/1
2020
Looking forward to your essay. We must work together someday Jay. Until then, keep being fabulous! https://t.co/EMsfh4E6pR.@Jay_Pitter Dominant and forgotten densities: The metrics used to measure urban density are floor area ratios, res… https://t.co/LO5oKBv1T8.@1blackbirder There are ordinary citizens who take the privilege of impunity and will weaponize it instantly again… https://t.co/IcdBhQQ8B0
5/31
2020
@StreetsblogUSA @julianagyeman All you have to do is bike ride through the gentrified areas of any city, including… https://t.co/4ZFDaRukle
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanRebooting your city? While you're at it, push for an inclusive, racially equitable bike culture. @bostonbikeunionhttps://t.co/JyVFL9YQiq
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5/29
2020
I think the @StreetsblogUSA intro to my article says it perfectly. Low income and PoC cyclists should be involved i… https://t.co/F2dQodrv1vLow income and PoC cyclists are routinely left out of the bike counts, advocacy communities, and key conversations… https://t.co/wGaZjdXMVL
Retweeted by Julian AgyemanAbsolutely agree Do. I was hoping the use of inverted commas and my framing would highlight the contested nature of… https://t.co/m6p2shwZo0
5/28
2020

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