2017-2018 Planning Seminars Announced


1)    Wednesday 27th September, 2017 – 12.30p.m. – 2p.m, Dr. Richard Waldron,

"Capitalizing on the Urban Debtscape: Financialization in Post-Crisis Contexts.", CHAIR, Dr. Linda Price, (Internal School Seminar), Room Elmwood 01.009, Sandwich lunch from 12.30p.m.


2)    Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 – 12.30 – 2p.m.

 Prof. Rassem Khamais, University of Haifa, Room TBC, CHAIR, Dr. Phil Boland,  Room: Elmwood 01.009 "Planning challenges under condition of Sophisticated Matrix of Control", Sandwich lunch from 12.30p.m


3) Wednesday 7th February, 12.30-1.45 p.m.

Dr. Deepti Adlakha, ‘Liveable Cities, Liveable Lives: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Urban'

Planning and Health’, Chair: Dr. Linda Price, DKB, and Planning Seminar Room 003/05, sandwich lunch 12.30p.m.


In this seminar, Deepti will present her interdisciplinary research exploring person-in-environment interactions and human behaviours from the perspectives of architecture, urban design and public health. The seminar will incorporate the following themes using a range of project examples:

  • Healthy Places: Understanding the impact of the design of cities, outdoor public spaces and streets on health and well-being.
  • Active Living: Studying characteristics of walkable environments and influences on health behaviours (physical activity, recreation), travel decisions, and commuting mode choices.
  • Sustainable Lifestyles: Promoting the proactive designing of environments that nudge people to make healthier selections while still retaining freedom of choice.


4) Wednesday 2nd May, 12.30-2p.m.,’Internal Migration in an Era of Mobilities and Precarity’ Dr. Keith Halfacree (Reader), Swansea University,, Room 003/05 Sandwich lunch, 12.30p.m.

As part of a broader critique of and reflection on the ontological and epistemological status of the concept of ‘internal migration’, this paper aims to open a discussion about its relative and absolute position of in our supposed ‘era of mobilities’.  It outlines why suggesting any simple positive correlation between general mobility and such migration is highly problematic, as this fails to appreciate the often intricate entanglement of the latter within the everyday lifecourse.  Indeed, instead of society becoming more residentially mobile, many features of our age of migration work in the opposite way.  Finally, discussion will broaden out to question the meaning of ‘migration’, both within academia and society more generally.


5)      Wednesday 9th May, 12,30p.m. – 1p.m.

Dr. Nikita Sud, Professor Development Studies, University of Oxford

Chair: Dr. Urmi Sengupta, Sandwich lunch 12.30pm., ROOM 003/05

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