Monthly Archives: November 2015

3 December – Decentralisation: what’s in it for the North?

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Date: Thursday 3 December 2015, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (followed by networking drinks) Doors open at 5.00pm Venue: The Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT Local authorities could soon be in the driving seat. Across the country, ‘devolution deals’ are being signed that give regions more power over how our taxes are spent on transport, housing, healthcare

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Panel discussion: Energy for all

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Wednesday 24 February 2016 6.30pm – 8.00pm (doors open at 5.30pm) Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) More than a billion people live without electricity for lighting, cooking, heating, refrigeration, communication and transport. With global energy demand set to double by 2050, how can we help the world’s poorest communities gain access to a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply? Join

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Andrew Lewis, Assistant Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council joins the panel


Andrew Lewis is Assistant Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council where is leads Newcastle City Council’s main strategic and policy functions and external relationships including policy and performance, regional and national issues, communication, economic and transport strategy, resilience, regulation and enforcement, licensing, community safety and democratic services. For further details of the event and other speakers, and to book go

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Andy Pike, Professor of Local and Regional Development, Newcastle University joins the panel

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Andy Pike is Professor of Local and Regional Development and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional development studies (CURDS) at Newcastle University. His central research interest is the geographical political economy of local and regional development. His research builds on policy engagement and has informed local and regional development policy for international (e.g. European Commission, United Nations International-Labour

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Prof Paul Salveson MBE joins the panel

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Professor Paul Salveson MBE is a visiting professor in transport and logistics at the University of Huddersfield. He was awarded an MBE for services to the railway industry in 2009. He is a board member of Passenger Focus and a trustee of Campaign for Better Transport. He is general secretary of the Hannah Mitchell Foundation, which lobbies for northern devolution,

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Resilience to climate change: policy context

In advance of the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum, ‘Resilience to climate change: who pays (and who benefits)?’ on 17 November, the RGS-IBG Policy Team has pulled together brief background information to set the context for the event. It’s not too late to register to attend: please contact the Policy Team by Friday 13 November to reserve your space at the panel

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