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ISSUES SEMINAR 6: "Weighing up the benefits

 

A transdisciplinary seminar on sustaining urban ecosystem services

 

University of Abertay Dundee

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th March 2010

 

Day 1: Monday 8th March 2010

Time

Item, topic and speaker(s)

10.00 – 10.30

 

Registration and coffee

10.30 – 10.45

 

 

 

Welcome - Prof. John Palfreyman (Head of School, Contemporary Sciences, University of Abertay)

 

Introduction to the seminar:

Rebecca Wade (University of Abertay Dundee) and Lian Scholes (Middlesex University)

10.45 – 11.15

 

 

Overview and progress in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment

Steve Albon, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute

 

11.15 – 11.45

 

 

Links between science and policy, a Scottish perspective

Ian Speirs (Scottish Government) and Brian D’Arcy (SEPA)

11.45 – 12.15

 

 

Voices in the urban landscape: is anybody listening?

Barbara Illsley (University of Dundee)

 

12.15 – 12.45

 

 

An artist-lead urban park restoration project.

Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion (Dalziel and Scullion Studio, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee)

 

12.45 – 2.00

 

Lunch

 

2.00 –  2.15

 

 

Visualisation and sustainable decision-making

John Isaacs and Chris McCreadie (University of Abertay Dundee)

 

2.15 – 3.15

 

Hive tour – tour of the 3D visualisation suite at The University of Abertay Dundee

 

3.15 - 3.45

 

Coffee

 

3.45 - 4.15

 

 

Working with local authorities to embed sustainability in decision-making

Dan Gilmour (University of Abertay Dundee)

 

4.15 – 4.30

4.30 - 5.30

 

Close of Day

Check in to hotel etc. prior to Conference Dinner

 

6.30

Networking Conference dinner (on board HMS Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee)


Day 2: Tuesday 9th March 2010

 

Time

Item, topic and speaker(s)

9.15 – 9.30

 

 

Registration and Coffee

 

9.30 – 10.00

 

 

 

Introduction to the day and ISSUES update on meetings

Rebecca Wade (University of Abertay Dundee) and Lian Scholes (Middlesex University)

 

10.00 – 10.30

 

 

Urban Ecosystem Services Workshop: Introduction

Fiona Welch and Michael Dougall (COLLECTIVEARCHITECTURE, Glasgow)

 

10.30 - 11.30

 

Facilitated Workshop and Coffee

11.30 - 12.00

 

Report back and discussion

12.00 - 1.30

 

Lunch

1.30 – 2.00

 

 

Cost Benefit Tool - practical application

Harald Sommer (Ingenieurgesellschaft Prof. Dr. Sieker mbH)

 

2.00 – 2.30

 

Planning integrated open spaces for urban flood management

Rohit Singh (Urban Water Technology Centre, University of Abertay)

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2.30 – 3.00

 

 

 

'SWITCHING from here to there' - Transitioning urban water systems for the city of the future.

Alison Duffy (Urban Water Technology Centre, University of Abertay Dundee)

 

3.00 – 3.30

 

Coffee

 

3.30 - 4.00

 

ISSUES: proposals, progress and the way forward

4.00

 

Close of meeting

 


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