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Events in May 2013

  • 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.