Planning & Geography Lecture Series

28 April 2015

Gabrys

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

16:00 - 17:30
Glamorgan Building

A number of environmental sensing technologies and practices are emerging that seek to enable citizens to use DIY and low-tech monitoring tools to understand and act upon environmental problems.

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Who Will Save our Town Centres?

17:30 - 19:30
Glamorgan Building

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.

29 April 2015

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Film - The Human Scale: Bringing Cities to Life

17:30 - 19:00
Bute Building

Event hosted by the Spatial Planning and City Environments Research Group.

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.

The Danish Architect Jan Gehl has studied human behaviour in cities for 40 years. Having documented how modern cities repel human interaction, he argues that we can build cities in a way that takes into account human needs for inclusion and intimacy.

5 May 2015

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Community Engagement in Urban Planning and Development

17:30 - 19:30
Glamorgan Building

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. Therefore it is only right that they should all be actively involved in shaping those developments.

12 May 2015

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The Geosciences and the new Geopolitics

17:30 - 19:30
Glamorgan Building

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, natural resource scarcity and depletion, and the risks posed by pollution and seismic activity.

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