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Responding to Environmental Complexity: A Showcase of UCL Research

UCL Environment Institute

Monday, 17 June 2013 at 10:00 - Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 18:00 (BST)

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Type End Quantity
Prof. John Law's Keynote Lecture   more info Ended Free  
Prof. Julian Agyeman's Keynote Lecture   more info Ended Free  

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Event Details

UCL Environment Institute Inaugural Annual Conference 2013


We are facing environmental problems that challenge our well-being both within specific communities and globally. It is widely recognised that these are wicked problems arising from the complexity of environmental and socio-environmental systems. Tackling these problems requires research that crosses disciplinary boundaries and breaks down traditional silos in approaching the analysis and resolution of these issues. UCL has been at the forefront of such inter-disciplinary research and has embedded this within its four Grand Challenges of Sustainable Cities, Global Health, Intercultural Interaction and Human Wellbeing. This multi-disciplinary conference – the first in an annual series – aims to showcase the best of the environmental research that is currently being done in the university.

The conference will take place over two days and people are encouraged to drop in to sessions of particular interest to them if they are unable to attend the entire event. There will be a variety of sessions including:

A preliminary programme is outlined below:

Day 1

Day 2

10.15 - 12.00 Panel Session: Climate

09.30 - 10.00 Panel Session: Energy

13.00 - 14.30 Panel Session: Ecology

11.30 - 13.00 Panel Session: Infrastructure & Governance

15.00 - 16.30 Panel Session: Risk

14.00 - 15.30 Panel Session: Environmental Justice

17.00 - 18.30
Keynote Lecture:
Prof John Law

16.00 - 17.30
Keynote Lecture:
Prof Julian Agyeman

Feel free to drop in to individual sessions if you are unable to attend for the whole day(s). Each session is punctuated by breaks to enable people to pick and choose the ones which are of particular interest. We would however, kindly request that you still register for the event so that we can send you relevant information and make adequate provision of refreshments.

A more detailed programme will be sent to all registered attendees nearer the time. All sessions will take place in Roberts G06 LT and there will be a poster exhibition in the Foyer throughout the event. 

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When & Where

Roberts G06 Lecture Threatre, Roberts Building
Torrington Pl
WC1E London
United Kingdom

Monday, 17 June 2013 at 10:00 - Tuesday, 18 June 2013 at 18:00 (BST)

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The UCL Environment Institute is the focal point for environmental research and related activities in UCL. Our central mission is to foster the interdisciplinary research that is needed to tackle today’s complex environmental problems effectively.

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