Seminars and Events

We host an exciting and engaging research seminar programme throughout the year.

Research seminars provide the opportunity to hear about cutting edge research from across a wide range of topics and our seminars are open to all.

Research Seminars

All seminars are at 3.30 - 5.00pm and held in Teaching Room 1, D floor, Geography and Planning building unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 11 January 2017, 4.00 - 6.00pm

Lecture Theatre 5, The Diamond

Associate Professor Manuel Aalbers (Leuven University)

'The financialisation of housing'

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Tuesday 23 January 2017, 1.30 - 3.00pm

Lecture Theatre A, Pemberton suite, Regent Court, 211 Portobello

Dr Liz Sharp, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Book launch: 'Reconnecting People and Water'

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Dr Beth Watts (Heriot Watt University)

'The ethics of welfare conditionality'

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Dr Alex Lord (University of Liverpool)

'A thought experiment on the value(s) of planning'

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones (Newcastle University)

'Urban living partnerships: universities as anchor institutions in the city'

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Dr Nicola Banks (University of Manchester)

'Poverty and urban worlds of work: insights from Bangladesh and Tanzania'

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson Lecture

Professor Jonathan Davies (De Montfort University)

'Governing in and against austerity: reflections from an eight-case international study'

This event is jointly hosted by USP and The Urban Institute

Other Events

Thursday and Friday 5-6 April 2018

Richard Kilminster Conference: "The Sociology of Sociology in Long-term Perspective: Richard Kilminster"

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