Explore Cardiff University

Events in July 2013

  • WISERD 2014 Annual Conference

    Keynote speaker list and themes enclosed
    Thursday 3rd July 2014 - 9:00am

    Join Wales' largest social science 2 day conference! One of the most important events in the social science calendar!

  • Aberystwyth’s Literary Cartographers: exploring the relationship between literature & place WISERD Pre-Conference Event*

    Dr Jon Anderson, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 2nd July 2014 - 5:30pm

    Exploring the relationship between literature and geography, focusing on some of Ceredigion’s best contemporary writers. A must-see for anyone with an interest in Welsh literature and local geography!

  • Sustainability Science Summer School 2014

    Speaker list and programme enclosed
    Monday 30th June 2014 - 9:00am

    The Summer School is a joint venture with the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the University Graduate College and is now in its second year. It provides a unique and high quality research training forum.

  • Building Socially Sustainable Communities: A ‘Deep Place’ Approach

    Professor Dave Adamson and Dr Mark Lang, CREW Regeneration Wales
    Tuesday 17th June 2014 - 5:30pm

    This joint Sustainable Places Research Institute and CREW Regeneration Wales seminar will provide an overview of the research project that developed a 'Deep Place' methodology.

  • Book Launch: Mammon's Kingdom

    David Marquand, Political Writer and Historian
    Tuesday 10th June 2014 - 5:30pm

    The follies and failures of bankers, regulators and governments have loomed large in public debate over the past five years. In this passionate and hard-hitting book, David Marquand digs deeper.

  • Cardiff Case Studies Conference for Geography Teachers 2014

    Tuesday 10th June 2014 - 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.'

  • The Changing Nature of Low Income Settlements in Asia: The Case of Karachi

    Arif Hasan, architect, planner, activist, social researcher, and writer
    Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - 5:30pm

    Most NGOs and related practitioners work on the upgrading of informal settlements or on the prevention of evictions. Meanwhile, new housing, very different from the old informal settlements is being created.

  • Green Identity, Place Attachment and Community Sustainability Practice

    Dr Alex Franklin and Dr Ria Dunkley, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - 4:00pm

    In recent years, there has been a notable growth in consideration of identity as an important factor contributing to individual engagement with sustainable lifestyles, practices and institutions.

  • In Pursuit of a Sustainable Event: The Case of the 2012 Hay Festival

    Dr Andrea Collins, School of Planning and Geography talks to Andy Fryers, Sustainability Director
    Thursday 29th May 2014 - 7:00pm

    The Hay Festival is one of the largest annual events in Wales, attracting in excess of 100,000 visitors. The Festival launched its Greenprint programme in 2006 in an attempt to manage and mitigate the direct and indirect environmental impacts.

  • Sustainable Lifestyles Seminar: Will Re-using Carrier Bags Help Save the Planet?

    Dr Nick Nash and Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh
    Friday 23rd May 2014 - 2:00pm

    The Welsh Government has launched a 'National Conversation' on sustainability, asking the Welsh public what kind of society they want for themselves and future generations.

  • Environment Research Group PhD Seminar: Green leadership, Emissions Trading and Greater Energy Justice

    Pawel Pustelnik and Alister Forman, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 20th May 2014 - 4:00pm

    Environment Research Group Seminar with Pawel Pustelnik and Alister Forman, School of Planning and Geography.

  • Beach Clean: Ogmore-by-Sea

    Saturday 17th May 2014 - 10:30am

    To mark the Royal Town Planning Institute's Cententary. RTPI Cymru is marking the centenary through its 'Circumnavigate Wales' project - encouraging its 1000 members in Wales between them to walk the length of the Wales Coastal Path and Offa's Dyke.

  • Symposium on Sub-National Government and Paths to Sustainable Energy

    Speaker list and programme enclosed
    Thursday 15th May 2014 - 10:30am

    This 2 day symposium brings together an array of researchers from across the social sciences to share their ideas and knowledge

  • Managing the Breakdown: Forms and Calculations in the Administration of Bovine Tuberculosis

    Dr Kim Ward, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 13th May 2014 - 4:00pm

    Environment Research Group Seminar featuring Dr Kim Ward from the School of Planning and Geography

  • European Elections Question Time

    Chair: Professor Steve Ormerod, School of Biosciences
    Thursday 8th May 2014 - 6:00pm

    Put your questions to the candidates on matters concerning wildlife and the natural environment.

  • Environment Research Group PhD Seminar: Can Peasants be Ecological Citizens? The Case of Agri-tourism in Peri-urban Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, India

    Rohit Madan, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 6th May 2014 - 4:00pm

    Post structuralist research is increasingly influencing environmental knowledge – feminist/post-colonial authors have led the path for incorporating subjective and lived experiences of human-nature interactions into environmental discourses.

  • EVENT POSTPONED: The Energy Crisis Revisited: the 1970s and 2010s in Comparison

    Professor Andrew Barry, Chair of Human Geography, University College London
    Tuesday 29th April 2014 - 5:30pm

    Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone this event and aim to reschedule in the new semester.

  • Launch Event: Sustainable Food Systems

    Prof Terry Marsden, Sustainable Places Research Inst. and Dr Adrian Morley, Harper Adams University
    Tuesday 15th April 2014 - 5:30pm

    You are warmly invited to an event exploring the linkages between social science research and the evolving food security problems facing the world.

  • Film - Requiem for Detroit

    Richard Essex, Regenerative Skills Collective Wales
    Thursday 10th April 2014 - 5:20pm

    Does Detroit's experience have any lessons for cities and communities in Wales? Join us to see the Detroit story and discuss what we can learn from it.

  • How can the Oceans be Governed? Panel Discussion and 'Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean' Book Launch

    Dr Jon Anderson, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 8th April 2014 - 5:30pm

    We welcome a panel of 4 keynote speakers to discuss 'How can the Oceans be Governed?'. The event will close with a drinks reception in which the 'Water Worlds: Human Geographies of the Ocean' publication will be made available for purchase.

  • Film - The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life

    Mike Biddulph, School of Planning and Geography
    Thursday 27th March 2014 - 5:30pm

    Bring your own popcorn and join the Spatial Planning and City Environments Research Group to watch this documentary film by Andrea Dalsgaard in which Jan Gehl's critique and vision of public space design are explored.

  • RTPI Urban Design and Conservation Regional Seminar: Characterisation, Conservation and Community Consultation in Wales

    Judith Alfrey, Cadw and Dr Matthew Griffiths, Civic Trust for Wales
    Tuesday 25th March 2014 - 5:30pm

    We welcome Judith Alfrey (Head of Conservation and Policy, Cadw) and Dr Matthew Griffiths (Director, Civic Trust for Wales). Please join us for this RTPI Urban Design and Conservation Regional Seminar hosted by the Innovation and Engagement Unit.

  • Effective Sub-national Adaptation to Extreme Events: The Imperative of Coupling Technology with Strong Regulation and Governance

    Dr Andrew Kythreotis, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 25th March 2014 - 4:00pm

    In recent years there has been an increase in extreme events related to natural variability and climate change. Developing innovative technologies is crucial in making society more resilient to such events.

  • Conservation and Urban Design Practice Afternoon Seminar

    Speaker list and programme enclosed
    Tuesday 25th March 2014 - 2:00pm

    An afternoon seminar for conservation officers, planners and interested parties endorsed by the Spatial Planning and City Environments Research Group.

  • International Forum on Low Carbon and Eco-City Planning and Development

    Speaker list and programme enclosed
    Thursday 20th March 2014 - 1:10pm

    Supported by Cardiff University Confucius Institute, the School of Planning and Geography will organise an international forum on low carbon and eco-city planning and development on March 20th and 21st 2014.

  • Food, Energy, and the Sociogenesis of Climate Change

    Professor Mark Harvey, University of Essex
    Tuesday 18th March 2014 - 5:30pm

    The generation of climate change needs to be understood much more in terms of how different societies and political economies have taken different strategic directions, driving or mitigating climate change in distinctive ways.

  • The Role of Diaspora in the Development of Least Developed States - The Case of Somaliland

    Eid Ali Ahmed Chartered Fellow CIPD, MBA, PGCE. Development and Management Consultant
    Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 5:30pm

    Diaspora communities can change the development trajectory of nations. This talk looks at the role of diaspora communities in the reconstruction of 21st century Somaliland, and the role of Cardiff's Somaliland community in building a modern state.

  • Environment Research Group PhD Seminar: Geographies of the Aquatic - Otter Predation in Specimen Fisheries and Maritime Mobilities of the Superrich

    John Clayton and Emma Spence, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 4:00pm

    Environment Research Group PhD Seminar featuring papers by John Clayton and Emma Spence from the School of Planning and Geography.

  • School of Planning and Geography Open Day

    Wednesday 5th March 2014 - 10:00am

    We look forward to greeting you at the School of Planning and Geography Open Day. You are required to register. Registration details enclosed.

  • The Regenerative Economy: Rethinking Local Economic Development for a Climate-Changed World

    Professor Molly Scott Cato, Roehampton Business School, Professor of Strategy and Sustainability
    Tuesday 4th March 2014 - 5:30pm

    Part of Climate Week (3-9 March 2014). The UK's economy is responding to an unprecedented shock that has opened up the question of what economies are for and who they should serve.

  • Professional Membership and Early Career Pathway for Planners

    Young Planners Cymru, The Royal Town Planning Institute and the School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 25th February 2014 - 4:45pm

    There are a very wide range of different career pathways for planning graduates, ranging from environmental planning, statutory planning and transport planning through to economic development, heritage and regeneration.

  • 'Feeds and Speeds': Producing Product Qualities, Entanglements and Mediation in the Personal Computer Industry

    Dr Justin Spinney, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 25th February 2014 - 4:00pm

    Michel Callon, alongside various collaborators offers a theory of market exchange which seeks to overcome the tendencies of previous explanations to both over-state the agency of the individual and over-determine the power of capitalisms.

  • Islam UK Lecture Series 2014 - Plural Identities and the Islamisation of Public Space in Britain

    Professor John Eade, University of Roehampton
    Tuesday 18th February 2014 - 7:00pm

    The Islam UK Centre runs a free annual public lecture series each Spring. Speakers come from across the UK and overseas to give details of the latest research available.

  • Social Innovation: At the Crossroads Between Innovation Systems and Human Development

    Professor Frank Moulaert, Professor of Spatial Planning, KU Leuven
    Tuesday 18th February 2014 - 5:30pm

    Many contemporary approaches to social innovation tend to read it as an extra dimension to innovation dynamics.

  • The Reinvention of Urban Nature: Wildlife Preservation and Ecological Planning in West- and Post-Unification Berlin

    Dr Jens Lachmund, Department of Technology and Society Studies, University of Maastricht
    Tuesday 18th February 2014 - 4:00pm

    The presentation seeks to shed light on the scientific and political dynamics through which a new form of nature came into being and was institutionalized as an object of public concern.

  • Reclaiming Jet Lag as the 'State' of Travel Disorientation

    Dr Jon Anderson, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 11th February 2014 - 4:00pm

    This paper explores the consequences of mobility for those engaged in long-distance, high-speed travel. It reclaims the notion of jet lag and repositions it as the broader phenomenon of 'travel disorientation'.

  • May the Fork be With You: Celebrity Chefs and the Cultural Biopolitics of Good Food

    Professor Mike Goodman, Reading University
    Tuesday 4th February 2014 - 4:00pm

    The chef-ocolypse is upon us. Now major voices in defining 'good food' and increasingly powerful political figures, celebrity chefs are central figures in the austerity foodscape where, quality food is watched rather than eaten.

  • Environment Research Group PhD Seminar: Narrative Methods and Bamboo Policy Implementation

    Richard Samuels and Ray Chan, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 28th January 2014 - 4:00pm

    Please join us for this Environment Research Group PhD Seminar with Richard Samuels and Kin Wing (Ray) Chan. The titles of their individual talks and further information can be found by selecting the title above.

  • Positive Planning: Exploring the Planning (Wales) Bill

    Young Planners Cymru
    Monday 27th January 2014 - 2:00pm

    Join the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Young Planners for this FREE event where their panel of speakers will explore with young planners the proposals to reform the planning system in Wales.

  • Mobile knowledges: Monitoring Change During Public Engagement Exercises

    Dr Adrian Evans, School of Planning and Geography
    Tuesday 21st January 2014 - 4:00pm

    Public engagement exercises, in which members of the public contribute to debates that were previously dominated by experts, have been seen as an important means of legitimising democracy in our techno-scientific era (see Callon et al 2009).

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

    Hosted by the Innovation and Engagment Unit and CPLAN Students
    Wednesday 15th January 2014 - 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.

  • Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation Without Nature

    Dr Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment
    Tuesday 14th January 2014 - 5:30pm

    The diagnosis of the anthropocene marks the public end of the idea of nature as a pure place removed from society and revealed by natural science.

  • 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.