Articles in the category 'Geography'...

CECHR Collaborative Research - Incubator Competition, 2017

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| 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

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| 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

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| 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...

Flood Scheme and Climate Resilient opportunities discussed at Hawick workshop

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| CECHR, Environment, Resilience, Planning, Geography

Recreation, energy, the local economy and natural flood management were among the opportunities highlighted at a joint workshop for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme and the Scottish Borders Climate Resilient Communities project. Members of the public, community groups and politicians attended the event on Monday, held in Hawick Baptist Church’s community hub. The workshop was held in the wake of last month’s devastating flooding in Hawick, which was one of the main topics discussed. With experts from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in attendance, Teries reflected on their experiences of the fl...

Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas

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| Planning, Environment, Geography, Event, Lectures & Workshops

Workshop 1: Marine Spatial Planning and Blue Growth The first of three workshops to discuss how to involve communities in decisions about marine and coastal planning is being held in Dundee on Tuesday, 10th November. The ‘Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas’ event, organised by the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, brings together a range of different disciplines, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss what has been described as ‘blue growth’. It takes place at Discovery Point from 9.30 to 4.30. International experts will discuss how to navigate the complex lega...

Social Cash Transfers in Southern Africa: Funded PhD studentship

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| Human Geography, Geography, Environment, Studentship

Funded ESRC linked project PhD studentship available at the School of the Environment, University of Dundee Applications are invited for a full-time, three-year PhD studentship to undertake a research project to examine: how political and economic power relationships between national and international institutions are implicated in the design and implementation of social cash transfer schemes. The studentship is supervised by Dr Lorraine van Blerk (Reader, Human Geography) and forms part of a larger ESRC/DFID grant examining Social cash transfers, generational relations and youth poverty trajectories in ru...

Growing up in the new Scotland

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| Geography, Environment, Human Geography, Lectures & Workshops

Geography's Lorraine van Blerk helps organise Growing up in the New Scotland event Growing up in the new Scotland: The impact of independence on the future of Scotland’s children This is a Five Million Questions event 10/6/14, 6pm, Dalhousie Building Although most public services pertinent to children’s lives such as health and education are already devolved to the Scottish Government, they are still likely to be transformed under a new Scotland. Further the welfare system, its benefits and cuts remain the responsibility of the UK Government and this directly impacts family and child poverty. T...

Geographer contributes to debate on the new Longitude Prize

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| Geography, Environment, Human Geography, Politics

Longitude prize 2014: a poor replacement for political action Geography's Jon Mendel in the Guardian 21 May: When it comes to dealing with global challenges, we should be holding our government to account, not seduced by hopes that science will solve our problems. The UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has proudly announced the new Longitude prize and minister David Willetts states that “this prize will challenge scientists to tackle one of today’s greatest scientific problems”.  Longitude 2014 “is a challenge with a £...