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Innovation and Engagement Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • The Geosciences and the new Geopolitics

    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.

  • 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.