2016 News Archive

Sept

Tues 27th Sept

Assoc. Prof Jasper Schipperijn

The Institute of Spatial & Environmental Planning's seminar series continues with Assoc. Prof Jasper Schipperijn, who is an Associate Professor of Active Living in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark.

In this seminar Jasper will present on "Use of GPS and accelerometer to investigate the influence of the built environment on health".

Time:    1.00pm, Wednesday 18th May 2016
Place:   Space Board Room, David Keir Building

This seminar is being run as part of the Healthy Urban Living & Ageing in place: Physical Activity, Built Environment & Knowledge Exchange in Brazilian Cities (HULAP) project, funded by the Newton Fund through the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council and Brazil’s National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP). For more details see:

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May

Wed 18th

RSA workshop at Queen's University

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The Regional Studies Association Research Network on Migration, Inter-Connectivity and Regional Development (MICaRD) is organising a workshop at Queen's University on the theme 'Exploring and identifing barriers to migrants' opportunities in the labour market'.

Through its events, MICaRD will explore the implications of European economic migration on three interconnected levels: that of an individual (skills, human capital, employability, motivations for migration), community (cohesion and integration) and the region (regional development, planning and policy). ese will be explored through dimensions such as labour markets, entrepreneurialism, networks and social integration, but at the same time will not be limited to these.

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For more details contact Ruth McAreavey

Wed 18th May

Ramin M-Keivani

The Institute of Spatial & Environmental Planning's seminar series continues with Ramin M-Keivani, who is an urban development specialist with a particular interest on the interface of economic globalisation, development of land markets and urban growth and their impact on urban equity and sustainability, particularly in relation to low income land and housing provision in developing and transition economies.

In this seminar Ramin will present on "International Land Policy and Urban Development".

Time:    1.00pm, Wednesday 18th May 2016
Place:   Space Board Room, David Keir Building

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April

Wed 27th April

Jan van Tatenhove Inaugural Lecture

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The School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (QUB) warmly invites you to Prof. Jan van Tatenhove Inaugural lecture, he will consider the tension between the natural interconnections of the physical nature of marine areas and the fragmented way in which they are regulated.  This is increasingly demands novel transboundary approaches to marine governance, yet faces significant institutional and conceptual challenges.

Prof. van Tatenhove is Professor of Marine Governance at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and an Honorary Professor at the School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering, QUB.

Time and Date: 5.30pm 27th April 2016
Venue: David Keir Building, Stranmillis Rd, Room LG.024.

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February

Wed 24th Feb

John Bryden

The Institute of Spatial & Environmental Planning's seminar series continues with John Bryden, who is currently a Research Professor in the ‘grounded and inclusive innovation’ research group at the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) in Oslo, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He was a founder of the International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute and European director of the joint EU-North America exchange programme on Rural Policy in the 1980’s. He has coordinated four major transnational research programmes on economic and social dynamics in rural regions. He is a recognised expert on rural policy who has worked in UK, Norway, US, Canada, Chile, the Caribbean, Africa and India, and has been a Ministerial advisor on land reform and rural policy, and secretary of a cross-party group on rural policy.

In this seminar John will present on "Academic freedom, democracy and the public policy process: The case of renewables and limits to democracy",  and will argue that academic freedom is at risk from the efforts of policy ‘customers’ to alter or suppress ‘evidence’ that they do not like; the rise of new public management and with it the power of the technocracy over democracy and the attempts to supress democracy and related freedoms in dealing with problematic issues concerning different kinds of public goods.

Time:    1.00pm, Wednesday 24th February 2016
Place:   Seminar Room, DKB.03.005, David Keir Building

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Wed 3rd Feb

Santander Mobility Scholarships Available

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Queen’s University Belfast and Santander has created a range of opportunities for both staff and students to participate in a range of activities and to encourage exchange and interaction between member universities of the Santander Universities Network. There are 18x £500 awards to support scholarship and mobility for exchanges between Queen's University and universities within the Santander Universidades Network in the UK, Europe and overseas. The funds are available for students and/or staff to undertake research and educational activities in UK, European and overseas Universities at a partner institution.

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January

Wed 20th Jan

Mark Riley

The Institute of Spatial & Environmental Planning's seminar series continues with Mark Riley, who is currently a senior lecturer at Liverpool University. He is a human geographer whose research interests relate to the social and cultural aspects of rural and environmental change. Mark has worked on an AHRC funded project with Professor David Harvey at Exeter University and at the AHRC centre for Environmental History at the University of St Andrews. Mark is currently working on a Leverhulme funded  project entitled “Agricultural change in Britain: modelling past impacts to predict the future” and with colleagues in Norway is working on Norwegian Research Council project entitled: Integrating Scientific and Traditional Knowledge in adaptive management of semi-natural hay meadows”.

In this seminar, "Turning farmers into conservationists? Exploring the impact of farmers longer-term participation in Agri-environment Schemes", Mark will present and discuss on the debate and conjecture over how participation in Agri-environment Schemes (AESs) (re)shapes farmers’ environmental actions, understandings and associated identities.

Time:   1.00pm, Wednesday 20th January 2016
Place:   Seminar Room, DKB.03.005, David Keir Building

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1st Jan

ISEP wishes departing staff a happy retirement

ISEP would like wish it's four retiring and departing staff, with over 50 years of excellent service to Planning education and research, a bright new career and prosperous retirement.

 ‌Dr Jenny Muir, Ms Jayne Bassett, Dr Michael Murray & Dr Ken Sterritt