Past events

Past CURE events have included:

SEMINAR – Energy, climate change and ‘impact’: Reflections on the role of the university

Dr Sara Fuller, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University
Introduction and chairing: Professor Stefan Bouzarovski, University of Manchester
Wednesday, 9th July 2014, 4-5.30 pm
Venue: Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgeford Street building

The governance literature highlights the multiplicity of actors involved in addressing the challenges posed by climatechange. In this context one significant actor – distinct from other state and non-state actors – is that of the university. Action on climate change and energy within a university is manifest in forms including research, learning and teaching, and the development of low carbon campus infrastructure. Additionally as universities position themselves as key actors in their local community in economic, cultural, social and environmental terms, they increasingly seek to intervene on issues beyond their physical boundaries and create ‘impact’. However, such approaches rely on diverse conceptions of responsibility both within and beyond the university. This paper draws on case studies to review the multiple ways that the university is conceptualised in the context of action on energy and climate change and consider the wider implications in terms of emerging frameworks of governance, responsibility and opportunity.

SEMINAR – ‘Climax City’: Adaptation and Resilience

David Rudlin and Sam Brandt, URBED
Introduction and chairing: Dr Joe Ravetz, University of Manchester
Tuesday, 18th February 2014, 4.30-6 pm
Humanities Bridgeford Street building, Room 1.69

Climax City and the the lost art of city building: how spontaneous growth and master planning interact in the building of cities: or, how human societies create their urban nest. This interactive round table seminar looks at evidence and prospects for adaptation and resilience in urban form, planning and design, with examples from Milton Keynes to Guwahati via New York and Paris.  

SEMINAR – ‘A Vote of ‘No Confidence’: Why US Local Governments Take Action in Response to Shale Gas and Oil Development’

Joint seminar with the Geography discipline at SEED, supported by Manchester Energy
Professor Susan Christopherson
, Cornell University

Introduction and chairing: Dr Saska Petrova, University of Manchester
Wednesday, 19th March 2014, 5-6.30 pm
Humanities Bridgeford Street building, Cordingley Theatre

A poster for the event can be found here. World-leading geography and planning academic Susan Christopherson presented some of her latest work on the political and economic challenges associated with the development of unconventional hydrocarbon development in the United States.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s