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Events in 2013

  • Making Animals Kill-able: The Apparatus of the Slaughterhouse

    Dr Mara Miele, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 17th December 2013 - 4:00pm

    Slaughterhouses act as the starting point of the meat industry, where animals are killed to enter the food chain. They have been invented when human settlements became too large for individuals to rear and kill their own animals for personal consumption.

  • The Post Political City? De-Politicisation or the Insurgent Polis

    Professor Erik Swyngedouw, Manchester University, Professor of Geography
    Tuesday 10th December 2013 - 5:30pm

    This century will be, much more than the previous one, the century of the city; cities that no longer have an outside, a border. No matter how far one travels, as in Calvino Penthesilea, one will never be able to leave the city.

  • CPLAN Open Day

    Saturday 7th December 2013 - 9:30am

    The School looks forward to greeting you at the CPLAN Open Day. You are required to register. Registration details enclosed.

  • Gastronomica Meet-and-Greet (A Short Publishing Workshop)

    Professor Melissa Caldwell - University of California
    Friday 29th November 2013 - 3:45pm

    Prof. Melissa Caldwell, the Editor of the journal Gastronomica and Co-Director of the UC Multi-Campus Research Program on Studies of Food and the Body will join us for a Gastronomica meet-and-greet (a short publishing work).

  • CPLAN Open Day

    Wednesday 27th November 2013 - 9:30am

    The School looks forward to greeting you at the CPLAN Open Day. You are required to register. Registration details enclosed.

  • Consumer Anxieties about Food

    Professor Peter Jackson, The University of Sheffield, Department of Geography
    Tuesday 26th November 2013 - 5:30pm

    Food safety and food security are priority issues throughout Europe at present, the subject of intense governmental concern, public interest and media speculation.

  • GLAMORGAN LECTURE SERIES - What is to be Done About Health Inequalities?

    Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Kate Pickett and Katherine Smith
    Tuesday 19th November 2013 - 5:30pm

    Inequalities in health within the population of the UK remain a major concern for policy-makers and citizens, and these inequalities appear to be showing minimal signs of narrowing.

  • Wales: Doing Things Differently - Leanne Wood AM

    Leanne Wood AM, Plaid Cymru
    Friday 15th November 2013 - 5:15pm

    This is a follow-on event from the 'Wales: Doing things Differently Conference'. The event is hosted by the Innovation and Engagement Unit and will feature a lecture from Leanne Wood AM

  • Wales: Doing Things Differently Conference

    Presentations provided by PhD Students and Keynote: Sarah Powell, CEO Sport Wales
    Friday 15th November 2013 - 9:30am

    This PhD led full day conference funded by the University Graduate College intends to bring together researchers from different schools within the University who are conducting research on contemporary Welsh issues.

  • Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference 2013 - The Place of Home - The RSAW Annual Conference

    RSAW Annual Conference
    Friday 15th November 2013 - 9:30am

    The RSAW Conference is part of a programme of linked events during November exploring themes of integrated and sustainable regeneration, sustainability and wellbeing in Wales.

  • Royal Society of Architects in Wales Annual Conference 2013 - The Place of Home - Conference Warm-up: Practitioner Masterclass

    Conference Warm-Up : Practitioner Masterclass
    Thursday 14th November 2013 - 3:45pm

    The RSAW Conference is part of a programme of linked events during November exploring themes of integrated and sustainable regeneration, sustainability and wellbeing in Wales.

  • Public Art and Regeneration

    Wednesday 13th November 2013 - 9:30am

    The Arts Council of Wales, CREW Regeneration Wales, and ixia public art think tank have organised two events which focus on the relationship between public art projects and regeneration schemes.

  • New Planning Strategies for Energy Efficient Cities in Germany

    Prof. Dr. Detlef Kurth, University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart
    Tuesday 12th November 2013 - 5:30pm

    Because of climate change cities need sustainable energy and climate action plans to reduce their vulnerability of energy scarcity and to reduce carbon emission

  • From Evidence to Action - The Housing Research Conference

    Co-hosted by Cardiff University, Welsh Government and Shelter Cymru
    Friday 8th November 2013 - 9:30am

    As the first ever Welsh Housing Bill enters scrutiny stage this autumn, Cardiff University, the Welsh Government and Shelter Cymru are co-hosting a conference that will be a platform for current housing research, policy and practice.

  • The Welsh Transport Planning Society Lecture 2013 - Where Next for Transport Planning in Wales?

    Speaker list enclosed
    Wednesday 6th November 2013 - 5:30pm

    The Board of the Transport Planning Society invites you to join them for the Welsh Transport Planning Society Lecture 2013. This promises to be a lively debate regarding the future direction of transport in Wales over the next decade.

  • Myanmar's Urban Future

    Yap Kioe Sheng, Honorary Professor
    Wednesday 30th October 2013 - 5:30pm

    Uncertainty characterizes Myanmar today. After years of isolation, Myanmar is taking steps to join the global economy. The urban areas will feel the impact. They are unprepared to deal with global economic forces.

  • Events and Urban Regeneration: The Case of London 2012

    Dr Andrew Smith, University of Westminster, School of Architecture and the Built Environment
    Tuesday 29th October 2013 - 5:30pm

    This event will explore the issues, challenges and mechanisms involved when mega-events are used in urban regeneration.

  • University Open Day

    Friday 25th October 2013 - 9:00am

    Come join us for the University Open Day. Registration required. Details enclosed.

  • The Future of Public Service Delivery: Social Sciences Inter-School Seminar Series 2012-2013

    Speaker list enclosed
    Wednesday 23rd October 2013 - 1:00pm

    The aim of the seminar series is to share expertise across the social science schools in Cardiff University on public service delivery within contexts of uncertainty and risk. LUNCH PROVIDED

  • Welsh Water: Social Enterprise for the Future

    Chris Jones, Dwr Cymru, Finance Director
    Tuesday 22nd October 2013 - 5:30pm

    Welsh Water is unique amongst UK utilities in that it is owned by a non-shareholder company (Glas Cymru) and so all the value generated by the business is retained for the benefit of customers.

  • Jon Murdoch Memorial Lecture - Representing the Anthropocene: Who Will Get to Speak for Everything and How?

    Professor Noel Castree, The University of Manchester, Professor of Geography
    Wednesday 16th October 2013 - 5:30pm

    This lecture engages in some 'anticipatory semantics'. It explores who might seek to represent the Anthropocene, including but going beyond the epistemic community of scientists who have so far made most of the discursive running.

  • Maritime Heritage Conference

    Further details enclosed
    Wednesday 16th October 2013 - 9:00am

    CREW Regeneration Wales, together with Swansea City and County Council and the Maritime Heritage Trust, is currently organising a Maritime Heritage Conference

  • What's Hot and What's Not: Trends in Development Thinking

    Professor Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser to Oxfam GB
    Tuesday 15th October 2013 - 5:30pm

    Drawing from his writing and role as Oxfam's strategic adviser, Duncan Green draws out some of the key moments and ideas that are shaping our understanding of development.

  • Cardiff University - Autumn Careers Fair

    All Student and Graduate Recruiters are invited to attend this event.
    Tuesday 15th October 2013 - 11:00am

    Please join us for the Cardiff University Autumn Careers Fair taking place at City Hall, Cardiff.

  • City-Regionalism and Infrastructure in the USA: The Contingent Geopolitics of Capitalism

    Professor Andy Jonas, University of Hull, Dept of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
    Tuesday 8th October 2013 - 5:30pm

    This lectures connects city-regionalism to struggles around the funding of infrastructure inside the competition state.

  • Approaches to Rural Sustainability and Regeneration: Dreams, Processes and Decision-Making

    A list of speakers enclosed
    Saturday 5th October 2013 - 9:00am

    An interdisciplinary conference that aims to respond to a range of material that addresses rural sustainability and regeneration, with a focus on how and why decisions are made at individual, local, community and government level.

  • Young Planners Cymru - Heritage Event

    Guest Speakers from Cadw’s Heritage Bill Team
    Thursday 26th September 2013 - 6:00pm

    Young Planners Cymru proudly present as part of their 'Planning Bill' Events Series: Heritage: Understanding the future of our past

  • Rethinking the Landscape

    Details of speakers enclosed
    Friday 20th September 2013 - 9:00am

    Rethinking the Landscape - Hosted by the Valleys Regional Park partnership through the Interreg IVB WECAN project in association with CREW, Cardiff University, GI Forum Wales, and Cynnal Cymru.

  • Housing-Led Regeneration Network Event

    Details on booking for this event enclosed
    Tuesday 23rd July 2013 - 10:00am

    Community Regeneration and Delivering Environmental Improvement Schemes

  • Professor John Punter's Retirement Seminar and Dinner

    Speakers: Professor Matthew Carmon, University College London and Roger Evans, Studio REAL, Oxford
    Friday 12th July 2013 - 4:00pm

    John Punter is retiring, and to thank him for his contribution to urban design thinking and practice we are organising a seminar and dinner to which you are invited. Please see the enclosed invitation. It would be great if you could come!

  • The Learning Zone, The Works, Ebbw Vale

    Details of the 2 day conference enclosed
    Thursday 11th July 2013 - 8:45am

    CREW Regeneration Wales, the Centre established to promote integrated best practice regeneration in Wales, has organised a two day conference to profile the regeneration work that has been undertaken, at The Works, Ebbw Vale.

  • Farewell Symposium for Dr Peter H. Feindt

    A list of speakers enclosed
    Tuesday 9th July 2013 - 4:00pm

    A crisp symposium for reflection and exchange: A panel of colleagues and friends look back, around and forward, followed by drinks and a quality buffet.

  • Exhibition: Re-Thinking the High Street: Cardiff University’s MA Urban Design Community Involvement-based Design Project in Swansea High Street

    This is a public exhibition of student design work
    Saturday 29th June 2013 - 1:00pm

    These events are a ‘postscript’ stage of a series of student design projects aimed at the regeneration of High Street in Swansea.

  • WISERD Annual Conference

    Over 80 papers will be presented and we welcome three keynote speakers
    Tuesday 25th June 2013 - 9:30am

    Wales' largest social science conference will take place on 25th and 26th June at the University of South Wales.

  • Sustainability Science Summer School

    Joint venture with the University Graduate College
    Monday 24th June 2013 - 9:00am

    The Summer School,will provide a unique and high quality research training forum for interdisciplinary doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the field of sustainability science and place-making.

  • The way to Gezi Park and beyond. An interdisciplinary dialogue on Turkey from the other side of Europe

    A Panel Discussion
    Thursday 20th June 2013 - 4:00pm

    Turkey is experiencing the biggest anti-government protest movement in its history. What began as a peaceful protest to protect one of the parks in the very centre of Istanbul turned into a violent clash between protesters and the police

  • The "Pathways Approach" to Sustainability: A Framework to Explore Resource Extraction Controversies

    Karin Beland Lindahl, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Wednesday 19th June 2013 - 2:00pm

    This seminar will explore the key question; if, and under what conditions, mining can constitute a pathway to sustainability?

  • Cardiff Case Studies Conference for Geography Teachers 2013

    Tuesday 18th June 2013 - 10:00am

    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.’

  • Green Space, Physical Activity and the Older Generation

    Yi Gong, Research Fellow. Sustainable Places Research Institute
    Wednesday 12th June 2013 - 2:00pm

    Previous studies have shown that the built environment in which older people live plays an important role in promoting or inhibiting physical activity.

  • Cardiff University - Summer Careers Fair

    All Student and Graduate Recruiters are invited to attend this event.
    Tuesday 11th June 2013 - 11:00am

    Please join us for the Cardiff University Summer Careers Fair taking place at City Hall, Cardiff.

  • Food and Nutrition Security Governance in Brazil: The Role of Learning Environments

    Camilo Lozano Torres, visiting Scholar from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
    Wednesday 5th June 2013 - 4:00pm

    This presentation will focus on Camilo's research as a Marie Curie Fellow on the PUREFOOD program.

  • Wales Planning Conference 2013: Building Sustainable Communities

    Details of speakers and cost enclosed
    Wednesday 5th June 2013 - 9:00am

    Will you be joining in with this year's Wales Planning Conference? Over 300 people attended this growing event last year.

  • Wales: A Sustainable Food Nation

    Agenda and Keynote speaker listed inside
    Tuesday 4th June 2013 - 9:00am

    This one day conference will consider how Wales can become a truly sustainable food nation. Bringing together representatives from all key sectors, the event will explore the obstacles and opportunities for action.

  • From the Consumption Countryside to the Bioeconomy: Explorations in the Race for Resources

    Professor Terry Marsden, Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute
    Tuesday 28th May 2013 - 5:30pm

    The presentation will explore some of the new trends and questions of the management of rural space with regard to the different pathways towards more sustainable place-making.

  • Critical Ecologies: Theory, Culture and the Environment

    Convenors and Plenary Speakers list enclosed
    Friday 24th May 2013 - 9:00am

    Critical Ecologies is a 1 day interdisciplinary conference dealing with the critical intersection of culture and the natural environment from the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. Funded by the University Graduate College.

  • Declining Cities in an Emerging Economy - The Case of Varanasi

    Saswat Badopadhyay, CEPT University (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology), India
    Wednesday 22nd May 2013 - 12:00pm

    Saswat Bandyopadhyay is a Professor of Environmental Planning at the CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India and spearheading research and professional activities related to urban planning, governance and urban capacity challenges.

  • The Madrasah Concept of Islamic Pedagogy: An International Perspective

    Professor Glenn Hardaker, University of Huddersfield
    Tuesday 21st May 2013 - 4:00pm

    The talk will share experiences and explore some findings from extensive fieldwork into the madrasah concept of Islamic pedagogy.

  • Urban Regeneration & Development Induced Displacements in Neoliberalising Cities: A Case of Ahmedabad

    Sejal Patel, CEPT University (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology), India
    Friday 17th May 2013 - 1:00pm

    Urban regeneration and development induced displacement and resettlement raises questions about distribution of the benefits of development.

  • 'What's the Beef?' A Horsemeat Round Table Discussion

    Eryl Powell-Cardiff Food Council, Sarah Germain-Fareshare Cymru, John Thomas-Penrhiw Farm Organic
    Tuesday 14th May 2013 - 5:30pm

    Please join us and a our panel for a horsemeat round table discussion hosted by the Food Studies Group, the School of Planning and Geography and the Sustainable Places Research Institute.

  • Food Policy Councils on the March: A World of Growth in Food Democracy

    Mark Winne, Author of Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas
    Tuesday 7th May 2013 - 5:30pm

    Citizen-led efforts, often in partnership with private and public interests, are becoming a more prevalent and effective force for food policy change within local jurisdictions.

  • The New Governance of Natural Resources: Biopatents and Animal Production. Findings from an International Research Project

    Dr Peter Feindt, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 30th April 2013 - 4:00pm

    This presentation discusses the governance of natural resources from an often neglected perspective: the role of property rights. The problem: Plants and animals are the basis of food production, but also the wider bio- and eco-economy.

  • 'A Flash Point in Inuit Memories': Hybrid Geographies and Sled Dog Killings

    Professor Susan McHugh, University of New England, USA
    Monday 29th April 2013 - 4:00pm

    Susan McHugh is Professor of English at the University of New England, USA. All of her research and some of her teaching focus on literary, visual, and scientific stories of species.

  • Human Rights and Urban Development: What's the Link?

    Professor Paul Taylor, Honorary Professor at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 24th April 2013 - 5:30pm

    The talk will address how the current international human rights regime, when properly understood, has far-reaching implications for how the world's cities should develop in future.

  • Civil Society Organisations and Food Security: Networking for Discursive Positioning, Roles and Institutional Space

    Dr Maria Grazia Quieti, Visiting Ph.D. Scholar
    Tuesday 23rd April 2013 - 4:00pm

    The seminar will present the evolution of the relationship between civil society organisations and the U.N., in particular the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the U.N.

  • Transforming Public Space in Thessaloniki: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Responses to Crisis

    Evangelia Athanasiou, Asst. Professor, Dept of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Tuesday 16th April 2013 - 5:00pm

    The current economic crisis leaves a strong imprint on public space, in Greek cities. The visualisation of the effects of crisis on the most vulnerable sections of the society is most vivid on the streets and squares.

  • ‘Citizen Participation and Public Service Delivery’

    Details of speakers are listed in the the description of the event
    Tuesday 16th April 2013 - 1:00pm

    The Future of Public Service Delivery:Social sciences inter-school seminar series 2012-2013. Registration is open until 12th April 2013 at: http://citizenpublicservicedelivery.eventbrite.com

  • Northern Ireland: From the Crossroads to the Roundabout.

    Professor Peter Shirlow - Queen's University, Belfast
    Thursday 21st March 2013 - 5:30pm

    Peter Shirlow has written widely upon conflict and transformation in Northern Ireland. Peter has also undertaken conflict transformation work in Iraq, Jordan and the Balkans Region.

  • Reinventing Cardiff: Tourism, Consumption and Cultural Regeneration

    Ana Gonçalves, Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Portugal.
    Wednesday 20th March 2013 - 5:15pm

    Cardiff presents itself today as an enticing worldly city that epitomises a quintessential case of urban makeover and cultural and social transformation.

  • Reconfiguring Users in Automated Farming: Cows, Farmers and Robotic Milking

    Dr. Chris Bear, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 19th March 2013 - 4:00pm

    This paper builds on recent research in human geography, rural studies, and STS to explore the relationship between technologies and their ‘users’.

  • Making Emerging Infections: The Insecurities That are Made When We Try to Make Life Safe

    Professor Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor in Human Geography, University of Exeter
    Tuesday 12th March 2013 - 5:30pm

    How do emerging infections happen and why have they seemingly become more active in the last decade or so?

  • Webinar on Urban Food Strategies

    Professor Kevin Morgan, Jessica Jane Spayde and Jess Halliday
    Tuesday 12th March 2013 - 3:00pm

    Online event only! We are holding a webinar on Urban Food Strategies to explore recent and ongoing research in this field.

  • UCAS Open Day - Cardiff School of Planning and Geography (06/03/13) - FULLY BOOKED

    Wednesday 6th March 2013 - 10:30am

  • Game Changers: Can Sport Save the Environment?

    Russell Seymour Ph.D, Sustainability Manager, Marylebone Cricket Club
    Tuesday 5th March 2013 - 5:30pm

    Sport is a multi-million pound business with millions of particpants every week; for many people it provides their main link to the environment.

  • Land Ownership and Community Based Sustainability Practice

    Dr Alex Franklin, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 5th March 2013 - 4:00pm

    Whilst there is wide spread interest in researching community-based sustainability initiatives, far less attention has thus far been afforded to the land on which such practices take place.

  • Death and Space - Planning and Graveyards in the Netherlands

    Paul Van Steen - Rijks University of Groningen
    Tuesday 19th February 2013 - 5:30pm

    Recently, the provision of space for the dead has become more problematic in The Netherlands. Local governments experience difficulties in expanding existing or creating new graveyards, or meeting environmental legislation.

  • Building Food Democracy through Civic Food Networks: Analysing Power in GAS in Valencia, Spain

    Dr Ana Moragues Faus
    Tuesday 19th February 2013 - 4:00pm

    The seminar will present a participatory action research project conducted with an innovative civic food network emerging in Spain, grupos de consumo or solidarity purchasing groups.

  • UCAS Open Day - Cardiff School of Planning and Geography (06/02/13)

    Wednesday 6th February 2013 - 10:30am

    Join us for the UCAS Open Day at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography.

  • Dispute Resolution in Planning - There IS a Better Way of Doing it

    Professor Leonora Rozee - Former Deputy Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate
    Tuesday 5th February 2013 - 5:30pm

    image by Rob Cowan courtesy of the NPF. Based on research published in June 2010 the lecture will look at the opportunities mediation presents to fundamentally change the culture of the UK planning systems from plan-making to enforcement.

  • Liquid Capital: Political Economy, Desire and Sustainability in the UK Bottled Water Market.

    Dr Adrian Evans, Essex University
    Tuesday 29th January 2013 - 4:00pm

    Despite having access to drinkable tap water, UK consumers drank over 3 billion litres of bottled water in 2008 (Euromonitor 2009).

  • Germany's Energy Transformation: How is the Government Responding to Current Challenges?

    Volkmar Lauber, Department of Political Science and Sociology, University of Salzburg, Austria
    Tuesday 22nd January 2013 - 5:30pm

    What are the challenges emerging from a policy of aiming for ”at least 80% of renewable electricity” by 2050?

  • A Spatial Strategy for the Cardiff City-Region: An Exhibition

    Hosted by the Innovation and Engagment Unit and CPLAN Students
    Wednesday 16th January 2013 - 5:30pm

    The Cardiff city-region is emerging as one of the new arenas of governance in Wales. This presentation and exhibition of student work explores the spatial planning agenda facing the Cardiff city-region.