Tag Archives: Geographical

Living with Flooding in Cumbria: One Year On

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In an article published in Geographical this month, writer Karen Lloyd reflects on the experiences of those who were hit by severe flooding in Cumbria in the winter of 2015/16. In a few weeks’ time, on 11th March, the RGS-IBG is hosting a public discussion meeting at the Rheged Centre in Penrith, bringing together for an afternoon those who have

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Separation Anxiety: challenges for the environment from Brexit

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“We need to take environmental discussions out of the technocratic closet and make them popular” was Baroness Kate Parminter’s take home message from this year’s Burntwood Lecture, held by the Institution of Environmental Sciences. In her lecture, Baroness Parminter, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the House of Lords for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, addressed the ‘separation anxiety’ that

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Panel confirmed for 21CC Policy Forum, ‘Seeking Common Ground’

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The panel has now been confirmed for the the next in the series of 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum events. Taking place on 20 June, here at the RGS-IBG in South Kensington, London, ‘Seeking common ground?‘ will explore London’s housing crisis and how to deliver affordable, timely and sustainable homes for London’s workforce. Our expert panel will consider where homes can

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Housing Policy Forum: Seeking Common Ground?

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Monday 20 June, 5.30pm – 7.15pm (followed by networking drinks) Delivering affordable, timely and sustainable housing for London’s workforce The Housing and Planning Bill and current Greater London Authority initiatives will, arguably, only partially address the substantial need for genuinely affordable, timely and sustainable housing – for rent and for purchase – for London’s workforce now, and in the future.

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A model to solve the housing crisis for ‘generation rent’?

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Policy Network, a London-based progressive think tank, hosted a breakfast briefing on 26 April to launch a paper proposing a new model of home occupation to solve the capital’s housing crisis. With house prices rapidly rising across London, and rent increases outstripping inflation and wage increases, those around the table at the event described London as becoming ‘hollowed out’ as

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Register now for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ – 22 March 2016

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Registration is open for the latest in our series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussion meetings. ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of Tuesday 22 March. Net migration has exceeded 100,000 a year, every year since 1998. With the number of migrants entering the UK unlikely

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Europe’s Migration Crisis?

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On 22 March 2016, the RGS-IBG will hold the latest in its series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussions, considering the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the United Kingdom now and over coming decades. The Policy Forum event will be complemented by a discussion meeting aimed at a public audience, on ‘Integrated Britain’ (15 March). Professional interest

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