Articles in the category 'Lectures & Workshops'...

Re-Inhabiting the Centre

| Event, CECHR, Geddes Institute, Planning, Lectures & Workshops

Thursday 29th September Venue –  Dalhousie LT3 Supported by the Academy of Urbanism and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) Conference overview City centres, in particular medium size cities, (like Dundee) are an important part of Scottish history, economy and community but the changing pattern of commerce, housing needs, service provision, demand, expectation and competition is challenging the role of city centres as sustainable and liveable places. Rethinking (Re-Inhabiting) city centres as places to live, prosper and enjoy is one possible future – but ...

Placemaking Symposium - Streets Beyond : Beyond Streets

| Event, CECHR, Geddes Institute, Lectures & Workshops, Architecture, Planning, Place-making

Streets Beyond : Beyond Streets - The changing role and purpose of public space Friday 11th November 2016, University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building  This landmark collaborative learning event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Academy of Urbanism, organised jointly with Architecture and Design Scotland and the University of Dundee, within the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. It focus on streets and public space, building upon the highly successful ‘Place Making’ symposium series previously run jointly by the University of Dundee, Academ...

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...

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...

Facing the Future 2016 Conference: Realising Resilience

| CECHR, Event, Symposium, Lectures & Workshops, Resilience, Sustainability

Facing the Future 2016 is a two-day postgraduate conference for Masters, PhD and early career researchers organised through the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute. Our conference will be held from 31 May – 1 June 2016 at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. In our rapidly changing world, it is vital to create and support strong, resilient ecosystems, food systems and human communities. Therefore, this year’s Facing the Future conference will focus on understanding community and ecosystem resilience, and will equip...

Activism in the Built Environment: Media

| CECHR, Event, Lectures & Workshops,Architecture, Planning, Geddes Institute

Accompanying the City is a Thinking Machine Exhibition in the Lamb Gallery is a programme of three evening events, the second of which takes place this Wednesday 18 November 2015, 6pm in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee This double bill should be of interest to architects planners lawyers psychologists, artists and other agitators, anyone interested in the city as the arena in which our social political and legal relations are played out and inscribed in our collective memory. Mike Small - Geddes and the 5th Estate: Publishing, Citizenship and Cultural Insurge...

Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas

| 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...