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GeoComputation conference, 4 - 7 September 2017
GeoComputation returns to The University of Leeds, where the first conference was held in 1996.  More details to follow.

Seminars and Presentations

‘Adequacy and Equity under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing the Paris Moment’

Tuesday 24th November, 5pm to 7.30pm including wine reception
Business School Western LT (G.01)

The School of Geography (University of Leeds, UK) is organising two public talks in November and December as part of its new ‘Interventions in Urban and Spatial Justice’ speaker series:

: Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 15, Roger Stevens Building, University of Leeds, LS2 9NH

Thursday 26 November, 4pm

Michael Edwards, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL.

‘Understanding the future of land, rent and housing in UK cities: why the housing crisis is an urban crisis’

Renowned scholar-activist planner Michael Edwards will be speaking about the present and future of the UK’s housing crisis from his recently published report commissioned by the Government Office for Science as part of the Foresight "Future of Cities" project. He will review and re-frame the history of UK housing over recent decades and offers an account of the current situation from the perspective of a range of cities. He presents possible future scenarios and revisits the earlier examples to see how these cities could be changed by 2060 in various hypothetical social transformations. Arguing that the housing crisis is both an urban crisis and a crisis of unjust urbanisation, he warns that without major transformations, worsening housing problems, growing inequality and damage to economic well-being. His report can be downloaded here and more information about Michael and his decades of inspiring work here:

Wednesday 09 December, 2pm

Rachel Aldred (University of Westminster) and Robin Lovelace (University of Leeds):

‘Just Cycling: the Propensity to Cycle Tool and the Search for a Socially and Environmentally Equitable Transport System’.

The speakers will be talking about their work for the Department for Transport to design, build and deliver the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT). This project aims to create a strong evidence-base to inform investment and policy decisions to promote cycling. The PCT is the first publicly available open source transport planning tool for cycling and is generating new insights into where new cycling investment will have the greatest impact in terms of increasing the diversity of cyclists. It is the result of close inter-disciplinary collaboration at the interface of GIS, transport policy and public engagement. The project, the prototype of the tool working for Leeds can be seen here and an academic paper on the subject can be seen here

School Seminar Series

Seminars are open to everyone and take place in the School of Geography Seminar Room 7.36, Garstang building unless stated otherwise.  For more information and to join the Geography Seminar Series email list contact Dr Karen Bacon or Dr Martin Zebracki.

Wednesday 27 January, 5-6pm

Gary Polhill: TBC

Wednesday 17 February, 4-5pm

'Tackling invasive species: forging links between academia and industry'
Dr Mark Fennell

Wednesday 23 March, 12-1pm

'Locating Localism'
Jane Wills

Archived events

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