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  • The English Housing Crisis and the Implications for Planning and Urban Design

    Professor John Punter and Dr Bob Smith, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 4th February 2015 - 5:30pm

    John Punter will examine the English housing crisis drawing on recent policy reports, the winning entries in the Wolfson Prize for Garden Cities, and current developments in London.

  • Public Transport Modelling

    PTV VISUM training team
    Wednesday 11th February 2015 - 4:00pm

    The Welsh Government and Cardiff University (School of Planning and Geography) are pleased to announce a series of transport seminars aimed at young professionals and post graduate students.

  • Food Waste and Responsible Consumption? The Role of Retailers, Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders

    Dr David Evans, The University of Manchester
    Wednesday 11th February 2015 - 5:30pm

    In recent years, concerns about the origins and consequences of food waste have risen to prominence in the realms of formal and cultural politics.

  • Deterritorialising the Face of the City: How Treponema Pallidum Planned Melbourne

    Jean Hillier, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
    Monday 16th February 2015 - 4:30pm

    The construction-event of the Little Lonsdale Street Women's VD Clinic in 1919 in Melbourne, Australia represents a folding together of the planes of reference - and their associated assemblages - of health/medicine, town planning and moral purity.

  • Ignis Mutat Res: Reflections on Working with Fire

    Marc Higgin, University of Aberdeen
    Tuesday 17th February 2015 - 4:00pm

    Please join us for this Environment Research Group Seminar featuring Marc Higgin, University of Aberdeen, taking place in the Glamorgan Building Council Chamber.

  • Civil Society Enterprise and Local Development

    Patsy Healey, Newcastle University
    Wednesday 18th February 2015 - 5:30pm

    Civil society initiatives in Western Europe are playing an expanding role in the provision of services and in local development.

  • Smart Specialisation and Regional Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Less Developed Innovation Systems

    Speaker list to be updated soon...
    Wednesday 4th March 2015 - 9:00am

    The concept of Smart Specialisation for research and innovation has gathered significant momentum through its adoption by the European Commission as a condition for the approval of EU Structural Fund programmes.

  • Public Preferences for Security and Privacy: Evidence from a Pan-European Study

    Dr Dimitris Potoglou, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 11th March 2015 - 5:30pm

    This seminar provides an overview of evidence collected across Europe’s 27 Member States (excluding Croatia) on citizens’ preferences between security and privacy in real-life contexts

  • Persuasive Technologies and the Gamification of Cycling

    Dr Paul Barratt, Staffordshire University
    Tuesday 17th March 2015 - 4:00pm

    Be it through smart phones or dedicated devices, our bodies, lives and activities are being tracked, measured and quantified, like never before.

  • Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City

    Anna Minton, Writer and Journalist
    Wednesday 25th March 2015 - 5:30pm

    Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and Visiting Professor at the University of East London. She will be talking about her book, ‘Ground Control: Fear and happiness in the 21st century city’ (Penguin 2012).

  • Spaces of Attunement: Life, Matter, and the Dance of Encounters

    Speaker list enclosed
    Monday 30th March 2015 - 9:00am

    Attunements strive to attain greater familiarity or intimacy with more-than-human worlds. In doing so, they experiment with creating more sustainable and egalitarian social forms.

  • Page and Place: Ongoing Compositions of Plot

    Dr Jon Anderson, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 21st April 2015 - 5:30pm

    This talk explores the relations between human geography and literature. It introduces how pages and places can be understood relationally, focusing on the active role that literature plays in constructing our understandings of place.

  • *Environment Research Group Seminar

    Dr Jennifer Gabrys, University of London
    Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 4:00pm

    Dr Jennifer Gabrys, Goldsmiths, University of London, joins the Environment Research Group Seminar series in the Glamorgan Building Council Chamber.

  • Who Will Save our Town Centres?

    Julian Dobson, Urban pollinator, sense maker, writer and editor
    Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 5:30pm

    Julian Dobson, author of the newly published How to Save Our Town Centres, will ask what kind of investments will create places where people want to live and socialise - and who are the real investors in our towns and cities.

  • Cardiff Case Studies Conference for Geography Teachers 2015

    Tuesday 9th June 2015 - 10:00am

    The previous event was described by one Head of Geography as: 'Thoughtful, intelligent and one of the best training courses I have ever attended as a teacher.'