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New speakers will be added as they are confirmed.
Urban Designer, John Gallup & Associates
Kevin Adams is an urban designer and master planner doing whatever he can to foster advanced yet timeless places. Kevin currently works in federal master planning with John Gallup and Associates in Atlanta, GA.
Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy & Plannaing, Tufts University
Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS 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. A recognized expert and thought leader, he is one of the top 15 most highly cited US and Canadian urban planning faculty ranked by Google Scholar in 2018. His wide-ranging and influential publications include Mind the Gap: Why do people act environmentally and what are the barriers to pro-environmental behavior? the most highly cited journal article written by a US or Canadian urban planning academic. In addition to its theoretical contribution, it has had widespread practical impact on think tanks and government policy and planning documents worldwide. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press 2003), Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice (NYU Press 2005), Cultivating Food Justice : Race, Class and Sustainability (MIT Press 2011), Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning and Practice (Zed Books 2013), Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities (Routledge 2014) and Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities (MIT Press 2015), which was one of Nature’s Top 20 Books of 2015. His latest book is Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love (MIT Press 2017). His next book, Immigration, Immigrants, Agriculture and Food in North America, is under contract with MIT Press.
Planner, Town of Davidson, NC
Mr. Akers received his B.A. in Religion from Davidson College and his Master's Degree in City & Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he served as the Robert E. Stipe Fellow in Urban Design & Historic Preservation. His experience encompasses a broad skill set that includes: Regional, comprehensive and small area planning; form-based codes; development review and project management; and, extensive LEED project review. He is a design-oriented planner that currently serves within the Town of Davidson, NC's Planning Department.
Co-founder, Council for European Urbanism
An international Architect and Urban Designer based in NYC and Southern France, Joanna is known for practicing "progressive traditional" urbanism that is culturally and people-focused. Joanna will be presenting the "Dakar Durable" project she is leading for the World Bank and Norwegian Development Fund, and