Tag Archives: UK

‘Radical alternative’ proposed to tackle UK flood risk

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The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Parliamentary Select Committee has today (2 November) released a report into flood risk management in the UK that the committee’s chair, Neil Parish MP, describes as ‘radical’ in its proposals. Setting out their view that the current systems of flood risk management (FRM) in this country are unfit for purpose, the Committee call for

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Life off the ladder. Our panel discuss the reality of renting, Wed 15 June, 7pm

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  11 million people in the UK are off the housing ladder and in private renting, up dramatically from previous generations. Over half of Londoners rent. Whether through choice or necessity, more people are renting and for longer. On Wednesday 15 June, 7pm our expert speakers will join us at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to discuss the reality

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Public panel discussion: Integrated Britain?

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Tuesday 15 March 2016 7.00 – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Globalisation has increased the cross-border and cross-continental movement of people and ideas like never before. The UK, continuing its long history of immigration, is more culturally diverse than ever, with London alone home to 270 nationalities speaking 300 languages. Understanding how our different cultures interact is complex and

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Chair and Speakers Confirmed for ‘Resilience’ event on 17 November

Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation at the Greater London Authority, will chair the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum seminar and panel discussion at the RGS-IBG on the topic of ‘Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?’ on 17 November. Confirmed speakers are: Daniel Johns, Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change; Clare Twigger-Ross, Collingwood Environmental

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Policy Forum: Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy, Wednesday 21 October 2015 5.00pm – 8.30pm, Royal Geographical Society

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Successive governments have tried to ‘rebalance’ spatial economic growth in the UK. How can policy-makers ensure that plans for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ really address the ‘north-south divide’? What will this mean for other city regions? Professional interest is required. Contact the Policy Team if you wish to attend. T 020 7591 3058 E policy@rgs.org.

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