Julian Agyeman is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is an environmental social scientist with degrees in botany, geography, conservation policy, and environmental education. His current research focuses on the complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly in relation to notions of justice and equity. He co-founded the Black Environment Network, the first environmental justice-based organization of its kind in Britain, in 1988 and served as chair until 1994. He is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. He is a Visiting Professor at Northumbria University in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK, and a Senior Scholar at The Center for Humans and Nature.