Round up of papers, awards and external engagement, July - Sept 2018

10 August 2018

Here is a selection of papers, talks and external engagement from the last two months.



Recent and upcoming talks, visits and engagement

  • Mark Baker: gave a talk on ‘Planning for Sustainable Urbanisation in China: A Community Perspective’ to the Research Institute for Future Cities, Department of Urban Planning & Design, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China, Tuesday 10th July 2018 as part of a visit to XJTLU which also included acting as External Examiner for their Urban Planning and Design degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The talk reported on some of the findings from the ESRC/Newton Fund ‘EcoUrbanisation in China’ research project led by Cecilia Wong.
  • Angela Connelly, Jeremy Carter: Presented at the Association of European Schools of Planning (Aesop), Gothenburg, July 11th - 14th
  • Tom Gillespie: invited to participate in a workshop on "speculative infrastructures and cities-in-the-making" in Sheffield in September and will be speaking on a panel about "displacements."
  • Ian Mell: participated in a Newton Funded workshop in Xi’an in China last month - details can be found here
  • Elisa Pieri: 
    • ‘Participatory crisis governance and emergency planning for pandemic preparedness’ Stream on Disasters and participation: inventive/disruptive encounters, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology 2018 Conference, Lancaster, July 2018
    • ‘Emergency planning for pandemic preparedness’ Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Cardiff, Aug 2018. 
    • A research visit/placement for two weeks at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm in Sept and Oct 2018.
  • Fadi Shayya: Following on from a series of presentations and panels, discussing topics including aesthetics of weapons and violence in urban environments, to modern archictecture in Kuwait, Fadi is part of the organizing team for the “New Forms of Data (emerging forms and codification)” stream of the Methods North West Annual Methods X Conference taking place at Lancaster University on 19 September 2018.
  • Kelly Watson has recently been involved in the RIBA working group for Social Value, presenting alongside others from MHCLG and NEF at a workshop in June and will be involved in the development of a toolkit.


Sarah Marie Hall has been awarded a Political Economy Research Fellowship from the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). The project is: "Lived Experiences of Childbearing in Contemporary Austerity: Advancing Feminist, Geographical and Political Economy Approaches" and begins in February 2019 for 12 months.

Erik Swyngedouw will receive two Honorary Degrees this autumn just a month apart.

  • Erik will be conferred the degree of Doctor honoris causa at an annual celebration at Roskilde University in Denmark on 21 September 2018.
  • He will then receive an honorary doctorate during a celebration at the University of Malmö in Sweden on 19 October 2018.

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