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The Imagining Futures series seeks to reframe some of today’s pivotal social issues in order to conceptualize a more just and sustainable future for all. The topics covered throughout the lecture series will be interdisciplinary and will address issues that impact all of us. At this crucial turning point in human history, we now must ask: What does a better future look like, and for whom? Who will—and should—have the power to define the future? How do we move forward together? This lecture series will summon us to imagine answers to these and other related questions.
Christina Rosan is Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. She is particularly interested in how we make cities more sustainable and just. Rosan's forthcoming book Reimagining Sustainable CitiesStrategies for Designing Greener, Healthier, More Equitable Communities (co-authored with Stephen M. Wheeler) will be published in December 2021. She is also the author of Governing the Fragmented Metropolis: Planning for Regional Sustainability (Penn Press 2016) and co-author with Dr. Hamil Pearsall of Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture (University of Toronto Press, 2017). Rosan is active in the Philadelphia sustainability community and is eager to use research to inform practice.