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Thursday 7th August 2014
Thursday 10th July 2014

To find space in the UK, blur the lines between town and country

Description
Two substantial contributions to the debate on how we use land in the UK have come out in quick succession; first came the Best Use of UK Agricultural Land from the University of Cambridge's Natural Capital Leaders Platform, then the UK National Ecosystem Assessment follow-on report, calling for an increase in UK forest land cover of 700,000 hectares to increase the quantity of natural benefits provided by the UK's land.
Date:
Thursday 10th July 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Monday 18th November 2013

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather
Description
The destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is difficult for most of us in the West to conceive. It seems to have been one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, with 1,833 confirmed dead in the Philippines and fears that this number could rise still further when contact is established with more remote rural regions.
Date:
Monday 18th November 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Thursday 14th November 2013

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather

Shouldering the storm: engineering resilience to extreme weather
Description
The destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan is difficult for most of us in the West to conceive. It seems to have been one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, with 1,833 confirmed dead in the Philippines and fears that this number could rise still further when contact is established with more remote rural regions.
Date:
Thursday 14th November 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences
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