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A round-up of MUI staff June activities so far

16 June 2017

Just a selection of the talks, workshops, conference presentations etc MUI colleagues have been busy with this month so far!

Mon 5th and Weds 7th

Colleagues are at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow: Jeremy Carter and Angela Connolly: Carter, J., Connelly, A., Ellis, M. Stronger Together: Collaborating on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Greater Manchester’. Angela is also presenting: Connelly, A., Kazmierczak, A., Cavan, G., Lindley, S. Combining Academic and Practitioner Expertise to Develop a Climate Change-related Web-based GIS Tool’

Tues 6th - Thurs 8th

Neil Simcock presented some emerging findings on the gender aspects of energy poverty in the ‘Global North’ context – based on analysis and writing he has been doing in collaboration with Saska Petrova. Neil has written a short blog about this work and presentation here: https://urban-energy.org/2017/06/15/evaluate-presentations-on-energy-poverty-and-gender/.

Weds 7th and Thurs 8th

Abigail Gilmore has organised a workshop on 'Devolution and Regional Cultural Policy-Making: Developing Policy and research Models from across the Arts and Humanities'. Saskia Warren will be talking on Cultural Policy and Urban Diversity.

Thurs 8

James Evans gave a keynote speech at the Urb@Exp conference in Graz. For details of the conference, please see the website: http://www.urbanexp.eu/events/article/urb-exp-final-project-conference-and-project-meeting

Mon 12 - Wed 21

Erik Swyngedouw participated in the Nordic Geographers Meeting in Stockholm, 12-21 June. He is on the advisory board of CRUSH (Critical Urban Sustainability Hub): a large research initiative in Sweden financed by FORMAS (find out more here: http://crushproject.se/en). The project will run between 2014 and 2018 and its prime interest is the current acute housing crisis in Sweden.

 

 

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