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

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New study calls for careful consideration when planning dams and reservoirs, and more efforts in water conservation

Description
In a study published today, a team of ten drought scientists, including the University of Birmingham, argue that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse.
Date:
14/11/2018

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions
Description
A team of scientists and engineers from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have returned from Guatemala where they have been teaching local scientists how to use drones to map the Fuego volcano which violently erupted earlier this year.
Date:
08/11/2018

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish
Description
Evolution of the major groups of fish that we recognise today took place in shallow waters, close to the seashore, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
26/10/2018

What Should We Do About Air Pollution In Birmingham?

What Should We Do About Air Pollution In Birmingham?
Description
What is the biggest pollution problem facing Birmingham? Professor Bloss posts his thoughts in the Huffington Post
Date:
24/10/2018

Join us in Hong Kong

Join us in Hong Kong
Description
Academic staff from all School within the College will be in Hong Kong w/c 29th October.
Date:
23/10/2018

Environmental scientists RISE to the challenge – funding for air quality study

Environmental scientists RISE to the challenge – funding for air quality study
Description
A NERC funding programme aims to address two of the biggest environmental science challenges in urban areas across the UK today.
Date:
19/10/2018

College engagement with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre

Description
The University of Birmingham has extended its partnership with the European Commission's science and knowledge service (Joint Research Centre) that provides independent scientific advice and support to European Union policymakers.
Date:
18/10/2018

Researchers appointed Alan Turing Fellows

Researchers appointed Alan Turing Fellows
Description
On 10 October, The Alan Turing Institute, which is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, appointed 22 researchers from the University of Birmingham, including nine from the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
12/10/2018
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Streets without doors: a twentieth-century phenomenon

Date
28/11/2018
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Ivor Samuels, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 28 November (1400-15.30)

Visualizing the built structure of places: tools for analysis, critique and design

Date
23/01/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Karl Kropf, Oxford Brookes University

Green belts and urban growth patterns: past, present and future

Date
06/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Charles Goode, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 6 February (1400-15.30)

A methodological framework for defining typological process

Date
20/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Fei Chen, University of Liverpool - Wednesday 20 February (1400-15.30)

The morphological evolution of housing districts in post-war Moscow

Date
13/03/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Evgeniya Bobkova, Chalmers University - Wednesday 13 March (1400-15.30)

From principles to practice: promoting the use of historic area assessments in the regeneration of historic townscapes

Date
27/03/2019
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Jack Hanson, Locus Consulting - Wednesday 27 March (1400-15.30)
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