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Events in July 2014

  • Welsh Wise Quiz

    Tuesday 30th June 2015 - 4:30pm

    Geographical Association Special Interest Group for Wales presents Welsh Wise Quiz. Come and test your geographical knowledge! A bilingual quiz about Wales for year 9 pupils. All Schools in Wales are welcome!

  • TRANSPORT SEMINAR SERIES: Public Transport Planning and Policies in New Zealand Cities

    Dr Imran Muhammad, Massey University, New Zealand.
    Wednesday 17th June 2015 - 4:00pm

    Dr Imran Muhammad is a senior lecturer in Resource & Environmental Planning programme a Massey University, New Zealand.

  • Cardiff Case Studies Conference for Geography Teachers 2015

    Tuesday 16th 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.'

  • Sustainable and Resilient Food Production: New Approaches to Protecting Crops against Pests, Pathogens and Unpredictable Rainfall

    Professor Sue Hartley, York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York
    Tuesday 9th June 2015 - 6:00pm

    Sustainable Places are hosting the last in the Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and the Environment (NRN-LCEE) public lecture series on June 9th.

  • Multi-species Ethnography and a More-than-human Therapeutic Landscape

    Richard Gorman, PhD Research Student
    Monday 8th June 2015 - 1:00pm

    There is a need to develop a critical understanding of the role of non-humans as co-constituents of therapeutic landscapes, exploring the complex interactions and embodied engagements between the human and non-human.

  • ESRC Seminar Series: Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research and Policy: Breastfeeding, Affect and Materiality

    Speaker list enclosed
    Monday 1st June 2015 - 9:30am

    Professor Alison Bartlett, University of Western Australia, Dr Kate Boyer, University of Cardiff, Dr Lucilla Newell, University of Sussex and Nicki Symes, Breastfeeding Co-ordinator, Bristol City Council.

  • Young Planners Cymru Presents the...After Conference Celebration

    Wednesday 20th May 2015 - 6:00pm

    Come and celebrate in style with YPC following the Wales Planning Conference! To attend please register by 19 May (so we know numbers for the buffet) info@youngplannerscymru.org.uk.

  • A Transport Strategy for a Growing City

    Richard de Cani, Managing Director of Planning, Transport for London
    Tuesday 19th May 2015 - 5:30pm

    The increase in London's population is equivalent to absorbing a city the size of Cardiff every 3-4 years. This is all being fitted into an existing urban area that is tightly constrained by a green belt.

  • APC Briefing

    Tuesday 19th May 2015 - 5:00pm

    Are you undertaking your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), even about to submit, or thinking about embarking on it? Whatever stage you are at, this event will provide you with an essential briefing on what's involved and what to include.

  • Young Planners Cymru Spring Pub Quiz

    Thursday 14th May 2015 - 7:00pm

    Join YPC and & Planning Aid Wales for our pub quiz night! No planning related questions, just general knowledge and prizes to be won… Cost of entry: £2 per person. All proceeds will be donated to Planning Aid Wales

  • ‘Assembling the Aquacultural Field’ Attunements, Materialities and the Ontological Metaphysics of Seeking the Non-human

    John Clayton, PhD Research Student
    Wednesday 13th May 2015 - 1:00pm

    This paper takes a look at initial findings from a more-than-human ethnography currently in progress.

  • The Geosciences and the New Geopolitics

    Professor Andrew Barry, University College London
    Tuesday 12th May 2015 - 5:30pm

    In the 21st century, the geosciences plays a prominent role in political life, contributing evidence to debates and policies concerning some of the most urgent and challenging problems of our time including climate change.

  • Urban Design: From Theory to Practice

    Dr Lucy Montague, University of Huddersfield
    Monday 11th May 2015 - 5:30pm

    Some have criticised the lack of any over-arching theoretical foundation for the discipline of urban design. So how then does its arguably chaotic body of theoretical knowledge inform the normal activities and decision-making of an urban designer?

  • Vulnerability Mapping for Climate Change

    Dr Aleksandra Kazmierczak, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 6th May 2015 - 12:00pm

    Join us for this lunch time Spatial Analysis Research Group Seminar detailing vulnerability mapping for climate change.

  • Community Engagement in Urban Planning and Development

    Biljana Savic, Prince's Regeneration Trust
    Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 5:30pm

    Urban developments affect not only those that end up occupying the resulting buildings and spaces, but also the wider community – people that live and work nearby, simply pass through or visit the area.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Sophie Donaldson, London Borough of Newham
    Thursday 30th April 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome alumni Sophie Donaldson back to the School. Sophie was part of the 2004 cohort and now works at London Borough of Newham.

  • The Geography of Innovation: A UK Regional Analysis

    Aineias Gkikas
    Thursday 30th April 2015 - 12:00pm

    Join us for this lunch time Spatial Analysis Research Group Seminar detailing the Geography of Innovation: A UK Regional Analysis

  • Film - The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life

    Mike Biddulph, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 29th April 2015 - 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.

  • Who Will Save our Town Centres?

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

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! 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.

  • Pollution Sensing and Fracking: Practices of Citizen-Based Air-Quality Monitoring

    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.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Rob Appleby, Exertis
    Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome Rob Appleby back to the School to speak for the Alumni Employability Series 2015. Rob is now employed by Exertis, one of Europe's largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers.

  • Can the Physical Environment you Live in Influence your Health Expectancies?

    Dr Yi Gong, Sustainable Places Research Institute
    Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 12:00pm

    Join us for this lunch time Spatial Analysis Research Group Seminar asking can the physical environment you live in influence your health expectancies?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Simone Cappellari, CPLAN Postgraduate/Private Sector
    Thursday 26th March 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome Simone Cappellari, current Spatial Planning and Development masters student to the Alumni Employment Series 2015.

  • 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).

  • Transport Seminar Series: Developing a Transport Strategy for Gibraltar

    Andrew Jones, Mott MacDonald
    Wednesday 25th March 2015 - 4:00pm

    Andrew Jones will talk about a transport planning project in Gibraltar that has just finished so attendants will gain insight into a real transport planning exercise.

  • Using Spatial Network Analysis to Model Bicycle Usage and Flows in Cardiff

    Dr Crispin Cooper, Sustainable Places Research Institute
    Wednesday 25th March 2015 - 12:00pm

    Join us for this lunch time Spatial Analysis Research Group Seminar detailing the use of spatial network analysis to model bicycle usage and flows in Cardiff.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Samantha Culver, Tesco
    Thursday 19th March 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome Samantha Culver back to the School as part of the Alumni Employability Series 2015. Sam graduated from the School in 2003 and joined Tesco on their Property Services Graduate Scheme. Sam is now Supply Chain Efficiency Director.

  • Preferences for Privacy, Surveillance and Security: A Pan-European Study on the Metro/Train Travel

    Dr Dimitris Potoglou, School of Planning and Geography
    Thursday 19th March 2015 - 12:00pm

    Join us for this lunch time Spatial Analysis Research Group Seminar detailing preferences for privacy, surveillance and security.

  • Researcher Positionality in Practice: Uncanny Reflections and the Case of Compulsive Behaviour of People with Tourette Syndrome

    Diana Beljaars, PhD Research Student, School of Planning and Geography
    Wednesday 18th March 2015 - 1:00pm

    Research student Diana Beljaars will provide a lunch hour seminar as part of the Environment Research Group Seminar Series.

  • 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.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Luke Rice, Severn Wye Energy Agency
    Thursday 12th March 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome Luke Rice back to the School of Planning and Geography to take part in the Alumni Employability Series 2015. Luke now works for Severn Wye Energy Agency.

  • 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

  • SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 2015: The Future of our Food - What needs to be on the Menu?

    Speaker list enclosed
    Thursday 5th March 2015 - 5:30pm

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! Sustainability Focus 2015 takes place at Cardiff University from 23rd February - 6th March 2015. The School will collaborate with the Sustainable Places Research Institute to provide a Sustainable Food Debate on 5th March

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

    Speaker list enclosed
    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.

  • Alumni Employability Series 2015

    Michael Hughes, Valleys to Coast
    Thursday 19th February 2015 - 5:00pm

    We welcome alumni Michael Hughes back to the School. Michael is now employed by Valleys to Coast (V2C) a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer (LSVT) Housing Association (HA) based in Bridgend.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EVENT POSTPONED: 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. A live broadcast of the event will be shown on our YouTube page. Full information can be found by selecting the event title.

  • Geodemographics and the Internal Structure of Cities

    Dr Alex Singleton, University of Liverpool
    Tuesday 16th December 2014 - 5:30pm

    Developing models of city structure have a long history in urban geography and planning. This seminar will explore a series of advances in such methods and their application to issues of social concern.

  • Detroit - Requiem or Resurrection?

    Tamsin Stirling, Independent Consultant
    Monday 8th December 2014 - 5:30pm

    This presentation featuring Tamsin Stirling, is a follow up to the film “Requiem for Detroit”, which was shown in the Glamorgan Building on the 10th April 2014 to a full capacity audience.

  • The Public Value of the Social Sciences and the Sociology of Peace Processes

    Professor John D. Brewer, Queen's University Belfast
    Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - 5:30pm

    This lecture offers a view of the public value of the social sciences and the new public social science that implements it, which is illustrated by reference to work in the area of conflict transformation, social justice and peace processes.

  • University Postgraduate Open Day

    Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 10:30am

    We look forward to welcoming you you to the University Postgraduate Open Day taking place on 26th November. The School of Planning and Geography are ready to give you a first-hand experience of the University and the city.

  • Environment Research Group Seminar: Negotiating Resilient Production in the UK and Finland

    Dr Agatha Herman, University of Reading
    Tuesday 25th November 2014 - 4:00pm

    Agriculture has always had its challenges but how do contemporary farmers experience the range of social, economic, environmental and political demands on their time and resources?

  • The Future of Our Food - Sustainable Places for Food Security: Critical Reflections and International Comparisons

    Speaker list enclosed
    Wednesday 19th November 2014 - 9:30am

    THIS EVENT IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY! This seminar will bring together academics and civil society organisations to explore how different places shape food systems, and how they have sought to meet current challenges.

  • Book Launch: Why We Can't Afford the Rich

    Professor Andrew Sayer, Lancaster University
    Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 5:30pm

    THIS EVENT IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY! This book explains how, over the last 35 years, the rich and super-rich have made a comeback by expanding ways of extracting wealth from economies and manipulating political agendas to suit their interests.

  • Preparing Town Centres and High Streets for the 21st Century

    Bill Grimsey, Retailer
    Tuesday 11th November 2014 - 5:30pm

    EVENT NOW FULL! During 2014 Bill has been leading an advisory group to the Labour Party on the future of Town Centres and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration for his services to retail by UWE Bristol.

  • The Role of Modelling in Supporting Transport Policy

    Professor Andrew Daly, RAND Europe
    Tuesday 4th November 2014 - 5:30pm

    We welcome Professor Andrew Daly, RAND Europe to the Innovation and Engagement Public Lecture Series, taking place in the Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms

  • Young Planners Cymru Autumn Pub Quiz

    Thursday 30th October 2014 - 7:00pm

    Join YPC and & Planning Aid Wales for our pub quiz night! No planning related questions, just general knowledge and prizes to be won. Cost of entry £2 per person and all proceeds will be donated to Planning Aid Wales

  • University Open Day

    Saturday 25th October 2014 - 9:30am

    We look forward to welcoming you you to the University Open Day taking place on 25th October. The School of Planning and Geography are ready to give you a first-hand experience of the University and the city.

  • SPACE Research Group Open Seminar: Peri-urban Development in Southeast Asia

    Professor Yap Kioe Sheng
    Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - 1:00pm

    Across Southeast Asia, the built-up area of cities is expanding beyond municipal boundaries and even across national borders, forming mega-urban regions.

  • Cardiff - 'The City of Dreadful Knights'? Patronage, Power and Place

    R H Croydon, Research Student, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
    Tuesday 21st October 2014 - 8:00pm

    A short presentation will be given at the Philosophy Café, The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath Cardiff at 8pm on Tuesday 21 October 2014 followed by discussion of the themes until 10pm.

  • Jon Murdoch Memorial Lecture: Animal Matters

    Professor Henry Buller, University of Exeter
    Tuesday 21st October 2014 - 5:30pm

    Professor Henry Buller joins us for our annual Jon Murdoch Memorial Lecture as part of the Innovation and Engagement Public Lecture Series.

  • Adaptively Resilient High Streets: What We Learnt from the Economic Crisis

    Professor Neil Wrigley FBA, University of Southampton
    Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 5:30pm

    Neil Wrigley is the sole academic member of the Government Policy Advisory Group the Future High Streets Forum. He will discuss in this lecture Britain's high street crisis triggered by the shockwave of global financial meltdown in 2007-08.

  • The European View on Nature and the Relation Between Humans and Large Herbivores

    Frans Vera, ecologist and ornithologist
    Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 4:00pm

    Frans Vera is the pioneer of 'rewilding' - an approach to conservation that is attracting widespread interest and debate across Europe.

  • Wales & Recession Seminar: Housing and Homelessness

    Pete Mackie, School of Planning and Geography and Shelter Cymru
    Thursday 9th October 2014 - 5:30pm

    This seminar series aims to examine the impact of the recession on social and economic life in Wales; and to take stock of the policy responses in Wales in the context of a Westminster government committed to austerity measures.

  • Linking Bottom-up with Top-down Climate Adaptation Planning in Rural Alaska Through Community-led Visions for Self-reliance

    Professor Stuart Chapin, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Thursday 25th September 2014 - 5:30pm

    Professor Chapin will discuss the role of a boundary organization (Community Partnership for Self-Reliance and Sustainability) that seeks to empower indigenous communities in rural Alaska to adapt to climatic and socio-economic changes.

  • 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!