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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Working with China to tackle air pollution

Working with China to tackle air pollution
Description
The University of Birmingham is embarking upon several new research collaborations with top universities and research institutes in China in the general area of atmospheric science - specifically looking at the causes and impacts of poor air quality and atmospheric pollution events in Beijing, and the prediction of future extreme weather events in China and East Asia.
Date:
06/01/2016

Have yourself a green(ish) little Xmas

Have yourself a green(ish) little Xmas
Description
In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Professor Rob MacKenzie discusses the transition to sustainability in the context of the winter holidays, and what we can do to work our year-round concern for the environment into the festive period.
Date:
16/12/2015

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons
Description
Profesor David Hannah and Professor Stephen Brammer visited the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 December to speak at an Industry and Parliament Trust Dinner and to record a podcast on the subject of flooding.
Date:
09/12/2015

Do trees really help clear the air in our cities?

Do trees really help clear the air in our cities?
Description
In a recent article on The Conversation, Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, asks whether trees really help clear the air in our cities, and considers the many ways in which trees affect the urban environment.
Date:
04/11/2015

Fireworks can reduce visibility

Fireworks can reduce visibility
Description
Researchers in the School have discovered that there is a sharp reduction in visibility caused by fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes' night. They found that visibility was further decreased when the relative humidity was high.
Date:
04/11/2015

Assessing locations for vertical crop-growing system

Assessing locations for vertical crop-growing system
Description
Research has been conducted in collaboration with local SME business Saturn Bioponics Ltd to assess the geographical locations most likely to gain significant benefits from a newly-developed vertical growing system for crop production.
Date:
27/10/2015

Tackling uncertainty in climate projections

Tackling uncertainty in climate projections
Description
Dr Gregor Leckebusch has won a major grant as part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP) China project sponsored by the Newton fund, to look at uncertainty in climate projections.
Date:
27/10/2015

New insights into footprint tracks

New insights into footprint tracks
Description
A project undertaken by undergraduate student Luke Meade has provided new insights into the early reptiles and amphibians that produced a collection of Carboniferous footprints held in the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
21/10/2015
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'Setting urban morphological methodology in context'

Date
04/10/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Vitor Oliveira, Centre for Territory, Transport and Environment, University of Porto, Portugal - Tuesday 4 October (14:00-15:00)

'Geography and architecture: reflections on the art of place-making'

Date
19/10/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Peter Kraftl, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 19 October (14:00-15:00)

'The robust city'

Date
02/11/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Tony Hall, Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday 2 November (14:00-15:00)

'Is urban morphology coherent? A brief look at how concepts fit together'

Date
23/11/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Karl Kropf, Builtform Resource Ltd, UK - Wednesday 23 November (14:00-15:30)

'Research and practice in urban morphology'

Date
07/12/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Laura Narvaez Zertuche, Foster + Partners Limited - Wednesday 7 December (14:00-15:30)
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