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Retirement

Posted on: 23 December 2014
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I am retiring from the University and this page will not be updated after 22 December 2014. However, you can still search items added to this website since July 2011 and have access to information under “Online resources” and “Topics”.

I hope you have found, and will continue to find, this information useful.

Livable Cities Symposium.  Izmir, Turkey, 20 November 2014

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The theme of this symposium was bikable and walkable cities. Discussion centred on new planning approaches like sustainable cities, smart cities, transit oriented development, and governance of livable cities. Experts invited from all over the world shared experiences on bikeability as a transportation mode and walkability while considering the roles of transit oriented development, human oriented transport, accessibility, public space use, innovative solutions, economic and sustainable approaches in sustainable transport, policies encouraging sustainable transport and participation. Presentations are available online.

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Urban age: Governing urban futures.  Delhi, 14-15 November 2014

Posted on: 24 November 2014
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Organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, the 2014 Urban Age conference investigated the link between urban governance and our capacities to engage with and shape the future development of cities. The conference, hosted in partnership with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) acted as a platform for exchange and debate amongst over 350 policy-makers, academics, business leaders, urban designers, architects, and representatives of NGOs and local community groups. Videos of the presentations are available online.

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Heritage and identity.  Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 November 2014

Posted on: 21 November 2014
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Is heritage just a socially acceptable version of tribalism? Has social media produced a culture of ‘place-less’ relationships? These were some of the central themes explored in a major public debate on heritage and identity. A video of the event is available online.

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Building a brighter future for the north.  Leeds, 6 November 2014

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The Centre for Cities and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office hosted the Northern Futures Summit, marking the end of a period of public consultation to gather ideas on how best to stimulate economic growth in the north of England. The event brought together over 300 delegates and a broad range of speakers, from local and national politicians and policy-makers, to local students, business representatives and leading academics. Above the line-up of speakers, however, it was the deliberative and inclusive format of the event that really made the day unique. The proposers of the most bold and innovative initiatives put forward during the consultation process were invited to deliver their pitches to a series of panels, which then debated and discussed each idea on its merits. All delegates were then able to vote for their favourite suggestions, with results shown in real-time in the room. A video of the event is available online.

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A roadmap for sustainable cities in the MENA region

Posted on: 19 November 2014
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The challenges of traffic congestion, civic engagement and shrinking public spaces are key themes for cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; these same challenges cut across West Africa’s cities, too. A conference, “Towards a Roadmap for Sustainable Cities in the MENA Region”, was held in Beirut, Lebanon on 4-5 November 2014, to debate these issues and share experiences. This blog contains videos from this event.

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Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation.  Lisbon, 10-12 March 2014

Posted on: 10 November 2014
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This was the final conference of the CIRCLE-2 project, marking 10 years of European cooperation in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation research. The full conference report is now available, and is intended to contribute to the development of future research in support of climate change adaptation in Europe. All the conference outputs (presentations, videos, sketches, e-posters) are accessible in the CIRCLE-2 Adaptation Frontiers Report.

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Deltas in times of climate change II.  Rotterdam, 24-26 September 2014

Posted on: 5 November 2014
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The conference brought together scientists and practitioners, business people and public officials, civil servants and people from non-governmental organisations to reflect on the latest insights from science and how people in deltas are coping with climate change. Presentations are available online.

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Urban transformations: Cities and water.  Gydnia, Poland, 23-26 September 2014

Posted on: 5 November 2014
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The 50th ISOCARP International Planning Conference considered all aspects of urbanity and the inherent relationships between urban planning and water issues. Conclusions of te Congress and presentations are available online.

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Second Arab conference on disaster risk reduction.  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 14-16 September 2014

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The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the South Sinai Governorate and the League of Arab States (LAS) organized this conference. Adhering to the outcomes of the first Arab Conference for DRR, held in Aqaba (Jordan) in March 2013, the 2nd Arab Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) provided a forum for Arab governments, policy makers, planners, academia, civil society and development experts to discuss disaster risk reduction in the region. The Conference highlighted the progress of disaster risk reduction efforts and review the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 in the Arab region. It also aimed to shape regional priorities towards the successor framework for disaster risk reduction beyond 2015. Presentations and background information are available online.

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