Events

Food and rural development in Brazil – recent trends

12/02/2016

Professor Sergio Schneider, Professor of Sociology of Rural Development and Food Studies at the Federal  University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil The seminar will discuss the recent changes related to food issues in Brazil and explore the role of civil society organizations and public policies in this process. Food issues have become important drivers for social change and form the basis of a renewed rural development pathway. Brazil is developing a new approach to food security through a set of policies; from public procurement such as the school feeding program and the purchase of food from family farmers to water and agroecology management. The presentation will also discuss the outcomes and possible lessons and that could be learned from these processes and the challenges of maintaining them in a scenario of crisis and fiscal austerity.

Changing the way sustainable transport is modelled.

19/02/2016

Dr Crispin Cooper, Sustainable Places Research Fellow, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.

Undertaking risk impacts: the case of renewable energy project

26/02/2016

Andrew Roberts, Sustainable Places PhD Research Student, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.

The Governance of Ecological Restoration

04/03/2016

Professor Susan Baker, Sustainable Places C0-Director, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series

Making the transition in time, permaculture and climate

11/03/2016

Steven Jones, Sector 39 Climate science delivered an unequivocal message at Cop21 Paris: We have to get off fossil fuels as soon possible. So far the political response has been weak, inconsistent and ineffective. This talk addresses the question of how are we going to actually make the enormous transition required in the time remaining and calls for a mass shift in thinking and understanding on the issue. The biggest crisis of our time could also me the biggest opportunity. Steven Jones is a widely experienced permaculture designer and teacher who brings a fresh and urgent approach to looking at environmental issues. Interests include housing co-operatives and credit unions as well as growing forest gardens and edible landscapes.

Architectural Education as an Interface between Culture and Built Environment

18/03/2016

Visiting Research Scholar, Yasira Pasha from the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.

Human rights and the environment; Of Convergence, Dissonance and Anthropocene dilemma

01/04/2016

Dr Anna Grear, Sustainable Places Affiliate, Cardiff Law School will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Future-proofing farming against climate change.

08/04/2016

Professor Mike Bruford, Sustainable Places Co-Director and School of Biosciences will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.

The “resilience trap” exploring the practical utility of resilience for climate change adaption in UK city-region

15/04/2016

Dr Andrew P. Kythreotis, Sustainable Places Affiliate, Cardiff School of Geography & Planning will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Sustainable supply chain management – a research agenda

29/04/2016

Dr Anne Touboulic. Sustainable Places Affiliate, Cardiff Business School, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Land grabbing as a driver for environmental change

13/05/2016

Dr Eli Lazarus. Sustainable Places Affiffiliate , School of Earth & Ocean Science, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Identifying spatial variation: a comparison of multilevel modelling and geographically weighted regression

27/05/2016

Dr Yi Gong, Sustainable Places Research Fellow, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Understanding community engagement and waterways – a collaborative endeavour

10/06/2016

Dr Hannah Pitt, Sustainable Places Research Associate, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

Exploring small scale fisheries supply chains in Dodecanese Islands, Greece

01/07/2016

Greece. Richard Lilley, Sustainable Places PhD Research Student, will deliver this seminar as part of the Sustainable Places Research Seminar Series.  

International Seagrass Biology Workshop 2016

17/10/2016 - 23/10/2016

Project Seagrass and the Seagrass Ecosystem Research Group (SERG), will be hosting the International Seagrass Biology Workshop (ISBW) an official activity of the World Seagrass Association Inc.