Articles in the category 'Environment'...

CECHR Collaborative Research - Incubator Competition, 2017

| CECHR, Geography, Planning, Environment

Applications are invited for up to three ‘Incubator Grants’, sharing from a maximum fund of £3,000, to support new cross- and interdisciplinary projects aligned to the CECHR mission of promoting more sustainable and equitable futures.   A key component will be that the project demonstrates the potential  for generating future research funding. Funding may be directed towards any aspect of the research process e.g. pilot studies, networking workshops, international team meetings [e.g. Horizon 2020] and fieldwork, and international/national visitor exchanges.  Proposals ...

How to engage in thinking about Transformative change

| CECHR, Geography, Environment, Transformations

New research conducted by Professor Ioan Fazey in collaboration with the international futures forum has explored a futures practice called Three Horizons. This intuitive and simple approach can be used with any group to help them develop futures consciousness. That is, a better understanding of how actions in the present relate to the future. The approach is helpful to develop thinking and actions for transitioning from one way of doing things (business as usual) to more transformative patterns. The new research paper, which is based on the extensive expertise of facilitators, outlines the Three Horizons ...

Webinar: The Social Challenge of 1.5°C

| CECHR, Environment, Geography

Save the date: 17:00 CET, 22 June 2016 Join Karen O'Brien, Susanne Moser, CECHR director Ioan Fazey and others from Future Earth´s Transformations Knowledge-Action Network to discuss mobilizing research around the social challenge of a 1.5°C target. The Paris Agreement, signed by over 190 countries, sets an ambitious target to “hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.” But what does this actually mean? A 1.5°C target implies...

Tayplan initiative provides outreach for the local area

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| CECHR, Planning, Environment

Dr Deepak Gopinath, Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning, along with colleagues at the University of Dundee, TAYPLAN and PAS, has been part of an exciting initiative – ‘the Youth Camp’, that used the popular game, Minecraft as well as interactive workshops to plan the future of Dundee's waterfront. TAYplan is one of four strategic development planning authorities each covering the city-regions for Scotland’s four largest cities. They were designated by Scottish Ministers in June 2008 and are responsible for land use planning at a strategic level. TAYplan covers the City-regions of...

UoD Lecturer to Talk at Prestigious UN Conference

| CECHR, Resilience, Environment, Lectures & Workshops, urban planning

  ‌  A University of Dundee lecturer has received a special invitation to speak at the United Nations Human Settlements Program in Saudi Arabia. ‌ The invitation is from H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, Deputy Minister for Town Planning/Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in Saudi Arabia and offers Dr. Hasam Al Waer the honour of being guest speaker at the "Saudi Urban Forum 2016" scheduled for 29th -31st March 2016 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ‌Dr. Hasam Al Waer is a highly skilled Urbanist who writes intensively and speaks regularly on improving our urban environment. He is a...

Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience Annual Review

| CECHR, Environment, Resilience, Sustainability

We are proud to be presenting the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience Annual review. This showcases and celebrates some of the excellent work of CECHR and its wide interdisciplinary constituents and associates. Requests for hard copies can be made to Louise Henderson: Last year's review can be found at: CECHR Annual Report 2013/14 ‌‌...

Transdisciplinarity - the future doesn't fit into a single discipline

| CECHR, Event, Resilience, Environment, Lectures & Workshops

Friday 18th March, 12.30-14.30, River Room 3, Tower Building Alfonso Montuori, Professor in Transformative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies Abstract - Disciplinary specialization has produced an overwhelming amount of information, and proved to be enormously generative. At the same time, it’s increasingly unclear what to do with all this information, let alone how to apply it or even begin to think about it, because it mostly remains buried inside the walls of a specific discipline. Particularly during this time of perilous transition and uncertain futures, this is a dangerous s...

Melbourne, a city transformed

| CECHR, Event, Lectures & Workshops, Architecture, Planning, Environment

Professor Ian Gilzean, the Chief Architect from the Scottish Government will be visiting CECHR on Tuesday 22nd March and will be delivering a lecture followed by a discussion from 4-5.30 pm titled ‘Melbourne, a city transformed’.  The lecture will take place in 3G05, LT2 in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee and will be followed by a reception giving guests the opportunity to meet Ian in a more informal setting.  If you would like to attend this lecture please register through Eventbrite.   Abstract: The city of Melbourne made it three years in a row as the world'...

Geddes Director holds ESALA Research Seminar

| Geddes Institute, Architecture, Lectures & Workshops, Environment

Geddes Institute Director Lorens Holm is giving a seminar 'The city is a thinking machine – or what we might call spatial consciousness' at an ESALA Research Seminar on 1oth February 2016. ...

Coming Home Professionally: Place and Placemaking -Transformative Perspectives on Planning and Design

| Planning, CECHR, Event, Lectures & Workshops, Architecture, Environment

We are delighted to welcome Professor Ian Wight from the University of Manitoba to present at a CECHR working lunch on Friday 26th February.  Ian will be discussing ‘Coming Home Professionally: Place and Placemaking  -Transformative Perspectives on Planning and Design,’ which will be followed by a discussion and then lunch. All staff and students at the University of Dundee are welcome. We have a limited number of places available so we recommend that you register early for this event.  Date – Friday 26th February Venue – River Room 2, 9th Floor Tower Building Time &n...