Friday, 28 of November of 2014

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Geography Seminar Series – 21st November 4-5pm

Growing Regenerative Communities of Food

Alison Blay-Palmer

Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Zoological Museum (Room 129), Wallace

In this talk, food offers a lens through which to address globalization pressures faced by communities in all places.

The complexity of problems such as climate change, food and nutrition insecurity, high rates of food related disease, and escalating rates of unemployment point to the merits of adopting a sustainable food systems perspective. At the same time, there is increasing evidence that we need to explore different community problems and place-based solutions so we can help communities define what works for them.  In keeping with the multi-disciplinary approach necessitated by these far-reaching questions, this presentation draws on the regional development and sustainable communities literatures as well as from transition and social economy theories.

The presentation focuses on findings from a survey in Ontario, Canada of over 350 community projects, including 21 case studies. The research project has resulted in the creation of several deliverables including a toolkit that captures best practices from the region and includes recommendations about the creation of more sustainable food systems. The talk will also explore the intersection of challenges and solutions for communities in the Global North and South.

This seminar is open to all, and we look forward to your company at this and future seminars in the series.

Please contact Dr Kate Evans (K.R.Evans@swansea.ac.uk) if you have any queries.


New books in geography

The following new books have been added since the beginning of the Summer:

Statistical methods for geography : a student’s guide / Peter A. Rogerson.  G70.3 .R64 2010

Introduction to remote sensing / James B. Campbell. G70.4 .C23 2007

Remote sensing and image interpretation / Thomas M. Lillesand, Ralph W. Kiefer and Jonathan W. Chipman G70.4 .L54 2008

Computer processing of remotely-sensed images : an introduction / Paul M. Mather and Magaly Koch. G70.4 .M38 2011

Study skills for geography, earth and environmental science students / Pauline E. Kneale  G73 .K54 2011

Introduction to geography / Arthur Getis … [et al.] G128 .G495 2011

Geography : an integrated approach / David Waugh. G128 .W38 2009

Empire of ice : Scott, Shackleton, and the heroic age of Antarctic science / Edward J. Larson. G872.B8 L37 2011

Gough map : the earliest road map of Great Britain? / Nick Millea. G5741.S3 M55 2007

History of the world in twelve maps / Jerry Brotton GA201 .B747 2012

Introduction to physical geography and the environment / edited by Joseph Holden. GB54.5 .I58 2012

Surface processes and landforms / Don J. Easterbrook. GB401.5 .E26 1999

Glacier science and environmental change / edited by Peter G. Knight. GB2403.2 .G53 2009

Climate change and national security : a country-level analysis / edited by Daniel Moran. GE149 .C55 2011

Introduction to human geography / edited by Peter Daniels … [et al.]. GF41 .I574 2012

Urban political geography : a global perspective / Ugo Rossi, Alberto Vanolo GF125 .R67 2012

Earth : portrait of a planet / Stephen Marshak QE26.3 .M36 2012

Sedimentology and sedimentary basins : from turbulence to tectonics / Mike Leeder. QE471 .L37 2011

Geochemical sediments and landscapes / edited by David J. Nash and Sue J. McLaren. QE471.2 .G462 2007


New geography journal titles

We have a new deal with the American Geophysical Union allowing us to access all their journal titles online. They can be accessed at http://www.agu.org/pubs/journals/. Details will be added to the library catalogue shortly.


Free GeoKnowledge Workshop

GeoKnowledge Workshop, 26th March 2010, University of Leicester

Landmap is a JISC Spatial Discovery service which provides access to and support for a range of satellite, airborne and feature datasets. The Landmap Service in the past year has focused on supporting the use of spatial data by providing online courses and learning and teaching materials through a new Learning Zone which caters for students/researchers and teachers/lecturers. This workshop will introduce the new Learning Zone facility via a mix of presentations and ‘hands on’ practical sessions. Academic staff who wish to use the materials for teaching are particularly welcome to attend. Workshop Details + Registration: http://landmap.mimas.ac.uk/index.php/Support/Future-Events/Obtaining-GeoKnowledge-Workshop/menu-id-100213.html