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GfGD 5th Annual Conference: Cities, Geoscience, and Sustainable Development

Geology for Global Development

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 09:45 to 18:30

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tickets for sixth-form, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and the unwaged (e.g., volunteer interns, unemployed) only.
29 Registrations 2 Nov 2017 £6.00 £0.96
Tickets for those in paid employment.
19 Registrations 2 Nov 2017 £20.00 £1.83

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Cities: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development

"More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of all humanity. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.” [UNDP]

“Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.” [UN]

Urbanisation is a development mega-trend, associated with both major challenges but also significant opportunities for delivering the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (e.g., SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 6 – Universal Access to Water and Sanitation).

This conference, aimed at geoscientists at all stages of their careers (from students to experienced professionals), will again seek to draw on the expertise of both geoscience and development professionals working across diverse sectors. We’ll be exploring themes such as the sustainable resourcing of cities and resilient cities, with a particular focus on the Global South. We'll be finishing the event with a drinks reception and opportunity for you to meet others from around the UK (and beyond) that have a similar interest in sustainable development.

The 5th GfGD Annual Conference will take place on Friday 3 November, kindly hosted and supported by the Geological Society of London (Burlington House, London).

For further programme and speaker details, please see our website: 


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  • Registration opens at 9.45am, with the conference expecting to start promptly at 10.20am. Please try not to arrive before 9.45am as the team will be busy setting up. 
  • Formal talks/discussion will end at 5.30pm, followed by informal drinks/networking (finishing by 7pm).
  • Refunds are at our discretion, and may not be possible in all circumstances. No refunds can be issued for tickets purchased less than 14 days before the conference. 
  • It is not necessary to bring a paper copy of the ticket on the day. A list of names and affiliations will be held by the GfGD team. ID may be required.
Do you have questions about GfGD 5th Annual Conference: Cities, Geoscience, and Sustainable Development? Contact Geology for Global Development

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Geological Society of London
Burlington House
W1J 0BG London
United Kingdom

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 09:45 to 18:30

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Geology for Global Development

Geology for Global Development (GfGD) is a registered charity (Number: 1165663). We exist to champion the role of geology in sustainable development, mobilising and reshaping the geology community to help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015–2030).

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