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Annual keynote lecture brings international sustainability experts to Cardiff

6 April 2018

An eminent group of three international experts in the field of sustainability will deliver Sustainable Places Research Institute’s annual keynote lecture: Challenges of interdisciplinary sustainable place making.

The speakers - Professor Tony Capon, Professor Katarina Eckerberg, and Professor Alison Blay-Palmer - will deliver a public panel event looking at the challenges of interdisciplinary sustainable place-making from the perspective of their own research. A moderated panel discussion will include questions from the audience.

Tony Capon is the inaugural Professor of Planetary Health at the University of Sydney. A public health physician and authority on environmental health and health promotion, his research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health.

Previously, Tony directed the global health institute at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) and held professorial appointments at Australian National University and University of Canberra.

Katarina Eckerberg is Professor of Political Science at Umeå University. Her expertise comprises environmental and natural resource policy and politics at global, national and local level.

Katarina was previously the Deputy Director of Stockholm Environment Institute and researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Alison Blay-Palmer is Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfred-Laurier University. Alison is the CIGI (Centre for International Governance and Innovation) Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.

Alison works in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies where she does research on resilient food systems and sustainable communities.

Sustainable Places Research Institute’s annual keynote lecture takes place on Monday 16 April at 5.30pm in the Committee Rooms of the Glamorgan Building.

All are welcome. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

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