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Flooding: National problem, local solutions? 11 March 2017, Cumbria

On Saturday 11 March 2017, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s 21st Century Challenges team and North West region will hold a discussion in Cumbria focusing on how communities are building resilience in the face of increased flood risk and whether Cumbria’s experience can help develop a flood plan for the whole of the UK. Saturday 11 March 2.30pm – 6.00pm (Discussion

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How can the Mayor of London solve London’s housing crisis?

On 20 June 2016, the RGS-IBG held a Policy Forum, as part of our 21st Century Challenges programme, to discuss how to deliver timely, affordable and sustainable housing in London. This event was attended by almost one hundred director-level representatives from a range of sectors including local and national government, think tanks, leading academic institutions, housing associations and professional bodies

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Nexus thinking

‘Nexus thinking‘- focusing on the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between systems, and treating challenges as interconnected rather than separate, is the focus of this year’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference on 30 August to Friday 2 September 2016 bringing together over 1600 geographers from around the world. The theme was chosen by Professor of Human Geography and conference

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What London renters want

A recent national survey of more than 1000 tenants across Britain, (Endsleigh Insurance, June 2016) found that the top priorities for renters in London were: Realistic rent prices (71%) Wifi and broadband pre-installed (37%) A professional cleaner used before moving in (29%) David Hadden, Head of property at Endsleigh Insurance said “Tenants are showing more authority than they previously did,

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How is Britain changing?

Be inspired with videos, facts, features and further reading on how Britain is changing. Browse our resources to explore questions including: A changing place in the EU Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research A changing population How is Britain changing ethnically and culturally? How is Britain’s class system changing? How can Britain adapt to an ageing population?

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