Our first entry…

Julian Agyeman been a visiting professor at University of South Australia, Adelaide (2008-13).

Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University,[1] and co-founder and editor-in-chief of Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.[2] He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Royal Geographical Society.

In the early 2000s, Agyeman created the concept of just sustainabilities, defined as “the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now, and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems”.[3] His book on the subject, Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning, and Practice, is widely used at universities.

Julian has given permission for use of the concept and title of Just Sustainability Australia Inc.(JSA)

JSA is the Incorporated body for Adelaide Chronicles.

So this is my first blog.

I have been writing journal/ diary notes for as long as I can remember so it is little wonder that I am now obsessed with gathering and listening and learning from peoples stories. It is fascinating to listen to people recount the events in their lives that shaped them.

Adelaide Chronicles is an extension of that and it offers me and other chroniclers the opportunity to indulge in what we love at the same time as capturing some of the myriad stories of the people who shaped this land on which we live and those who have plans to shape it into the future.

And the big attraction for many of us is that it provides a necessary non partisan/ sectarian outlet for telling the true history (no white-washing)

And so by my reckoning we will literally have something for nearly everyone, goes without saying that there is no room for hatred, bigotry or nationalism here.

I want to have much to say on this blog but I want it to be a shared space as well so as they say, watch this space, indulge, share and be part of the future that we all want and can have once we recognise the past.

Sue Gilbey

 

 

Author: Sue Gilbey

freelance editor, activist, writer, podcaster, treehugger