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Urban big data

Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Human Geography | 30 January 2014

The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...

Predicting urban food insecurity under climate change in brazilian amazonia

Dr Luke Parry | Modelling methods | 01 January 2014

Governments have recognised the need to reduce the societal impacts of climate change by improving the adaptive capacity of poor, marginalised populations to severe weather events. Extreme events such as droughts cause significant economic losses, an ...

Households, retailers and food waste transitions

Dr David Evans | 31 December 2013

This research and knowledge exchange project will generate new perspectives on the causes and management of food waste. In order to explore the ways in which the challenge of food waste reduction is being framed, interpreted and responded to, 20 in-d ...

The food-energy-climate change trilemma: developing a neo-polanyian analysis

Professor Mark Harvey | Economic Sociology | 31 December 2013

The world is facing three unprecedented challenges: anthropogenic climate change the depletion of finite energy and material resources a growing population with increasing and changing demand for food. These three problems are deeply interconnected ...

Innovating for a low carbon economy

Dr Pelin Demirel | 01 December 2013

This seminar series  adopts a multi-dimensional and multidisciplinary perspective to address six different but interrelated topics to discuss the challenges and major choices for environmental innovation in the next four decades as the uk underg ...

Low carbon innovation in china - prospects, politics and practice

Distinguished Professor John Urry | Sociology | 01 December 2013

China's efforts towards low-carbon transition matter profoundly for the whole world.   going beyond issues of technology alone, this project explores the prospects for transition understood from a broader systems perspective, acknowledging their ...

Monitoring and evaluation for sustainable communities

Dr Kersty Hobson | 01 December 2013

The activities and projects of uk low carbon community groups (lccgs) do achieve notable resource/energy savings and behaviour changes. However, gathering data on lccgs outcomes and impacts is both pressing and challenging, for lccgs themselves, and ...

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