Prof Terry Marsden, Sustainable Places Research Inst. and Dr Adrian Morley, Harper Adams University
Location: Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms
Launch event hosted by the School of Planning and Geography's Innovation and Engagement Unit and the Sustainable Places Research Institute.
You are warmly invited to an event exploring the linkages between social science research and the evolving food security problems facing the world at a critical juncture in the debates associated with not only food quality, but also its provenance, vulnerability and the inherent unsustainability of current systems of production and consumption.
Come along to find our more and meet the authors of a book on this subject: Sustainable food Systems: building a new paradigm. A new book edited by Professor Terry Marsden and Dr Adrian Morley.
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The campus as a living laboratory - exploring place-based approaches to ESD
Location: The Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
As part of the Higher Education Academy's Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014. The Sustainable Places Research Institute will play host to this exciting event.
The workshop will build upon a research project that explored opportunities for the development of ESD at two universities - Warwick University and Monash University, Australia. Findings from this research project revealed that a place-based approach to ESD has particular positive potential to engage students and wider campus communities.
The event is an opportunity to bring together academics working in various areas of sustainability research and teaching as well as individuals from other institutions and organisations across the UK, to further explore the significance of place within learning experiences for sustainability.
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but a place must be reserved. 40 places are available on first-come, first-served basis.
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Cardiff University Distinguished Lecture: Democracy and the Science Communication Environment
Speaker: Professor Dan Kahan, Yale Law School
Location: Haydn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ
Time: 17:30 – 19:000
As part of Cardiff Universities Distinguished Lecture Series the Sustainable Places Research Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Dan Kahan, the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School.
The lecture will explore the role of science communication in a democratic environment. During the lecture, Professor Kahan will argue that understanding how the science communication environment works, fashioning procedures to prevent it from becoming contaminated with antagonistic meanings, and formulating effective interventions to detoxify it when protective strategies fail - are the most critical functions science communication can perform in a democratic society.
Attendance at the event is free of charge but booking is essential.
Social Innovation: At the Crossroads Between Innovation Systems and Human Development
Speaker: Frank Moulaert, Professor of Spatial Planning, KU Leuven
Location: Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms, Cardiff University
Many contemporary approaches to social innovation tend to read it as an extra dimension to innovation dynamics.
Frank Moulaert disagrees with this residual approach and defines social innovation as agencies and processes that are directly oriented towards human development. What are the consequences of this positioning for (social) innovation research, he asks.
Attendance is free but booking is essential.