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Dr. Rob Haswell

August 25, 2017

Robert Haswell was a Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Natal: Pietermaritzburg between 1974 and 1989, before entering Parliament in South Africa first as a member of the Democratic Party and then as an African National Congress Member … Read more

Dr. Ian Baird

August 23, 2017

Ian Baird (UW-Madison) Title: The Political Ecology of Cross-Sectoral Cumulative Impacts: Modern Landscapes, Large Hydropower Dams and Industrial Tree Plantations in Laos and Cambodia Abstract: Environmental and social impact assessment is now a widely accepted tool in the Mekong Region … Read more

Dr. Jaskiran Dhillon

August 23, 2017

Jaskiran Dhillon (The New School)   Title: Reflections on Prairie Rising:  Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention Abstract: Jaskiran Dhillon’s new book Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention (University of Toronto Press, 2017) offers … Read more

Dr. Aaron Hipp

August 23, 2017

Aaron Hipp (NCSU) Link to CV. Title: Spatial Energetics To address current obesity and inactivity epidemics, researchers have attempted to identify spatial factors that influence health behaviors. Technological and methodological developments have led to a revolutionary ability to examine dynamic, … Read more

Dr. Heather Randell

August 23, 2017

Heather Randell (SYSYNC) Link to CV   TITLE: The impact of climate change on educational attainment: Evidence from the global tropics   ABSTRACT: Investments in education serve as an important pathway out of poverty, yet reduced agricultural productivity due to droughts … Read more

Dr. Daniel Exeter

August 23, 2017

Dr. Daniel Exeter Using Big Data to understand the geography of health and deprivation in New Zealand Dr Daniel Exeter, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland Abstract There has been a considerable amount of research into socio-demographic patterns … Read more

Dr. Amber Pearson

August 21, 2017

Amber Pearson (Mich State U) Link to CV. Link to flyer TITLE Quantifying the health benefits of nature in cities   ABSTRACT The last decade has seen mounting evidence to suggest that the presence of natural environments in urban neighborhoods … Read more

Dr. Robert McDonald

August 21, 2017

Robert McDonald (TNC) Colloquium Title – Conservation for Cities Flyer download Abstract Homo sapiens are now primarily an urban species. By 2050, the world’s urban population will swell by almost 3 billion. All this growth will require new infrastructure, as will … Read more