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Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK, 8 November, London

Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK Tuesday 8 November 2016  Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR   How can the UK move towards a comprehensive strategy for sustainable flood-risk management for the next 25 years, effectively tackling one of the greatest 21st Century challenges for our society, environment and economy? Expert panellists, drawing on significant insights

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Preparing for Winter Floods: the National Flood Resilience Review – September 2016

Earlier this month the Government published the results of the first stage of its review examining how the UK can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The ‘National Flood Resilience Review’ (NFRR) began in January, initially chaired by Oliver Letwin MP in his then position as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Led from the Cabinet

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Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research

On 23 June, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. With voter turnout exceeding 70 per cent, a majority (52 per cent) elected to leave as opposed to 48 per cent who voted to remain. We’ve brought together commentary informed by geographers and the latest geographical research. Cartogram Special – Brexit, Geographical magazine, 29 June 2016 Dr Benjamin

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

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?

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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Should Every City Have a Mayor?

In the run-up to the election for the new Mayor of London, on 5 May, the British Academy last night held a discussion to consider whether the model of an elected ‘metro mayor‘ is really one that should be adopted across the rest of the country, as per the Government’s policies for devolution. There is no doubt that government in this

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Greece begins to return migrants to Turkey – whilst MEDMIG project questions policy approach

The first group of migrants who arrived in Greece across the Mediterranean have been returned to Turkey today under a controversial policy adopted by the European Union. For each Syrian migrant returned to Turkey, the EU must take and resettle another Syrian from refugee camps who has made a legitimate request for asylum. However no Syrians have been included in

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Europe’s Migration Crisis? Videos and Audio Now Online

An audio recording of the latest 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum event, on ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?‘ is now available to listen to online. The audio recording covers all of the contributions by the expert panellists, the chair and audience questions and answers. In advance of the event, the RGS-IBG Policy Team recorded interviews with two of the panellists: Professors Heaven Crawley

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UK Population Projected to Exceed 70 Million by 2039

Crowd - by James Cridland

Image: Crowd, by James Cridland Last week saw the release of two new analyses: the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) quarterly update to its annual net migration figures and projections from the Migration Observatory of the impact of migration on UK population growth. The Migration Observatory’s analysis, by Dr Alessio Cangiano, shows that more than half (51%) of the increase in

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Do we need a ‘Citizens’ Convention’ for the North East?

Last week the 21st Century Challenges programme travelled to Newcastle, to the Great North Museum, to run a public discussion meeting exploring the opportunities and challenges that decentralisation might bring to the North East of England. Our regional partners were the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (APL) at Newcastle University. Chaired

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