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White Rose Planning Pathway conference, ‘Planning for Impact’

Date - Tuesday, 19th May 2015 (All Day)


The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Planning Pathway is delighted to announce the 1st Postgraduate Planning Pathway Conference ‘Planning for Impact’. This one day event will bring together Postgraduate Researchers to showcase their work and to begin considering the potential or envisaged impact of their research.

Alongside postgraduate workshops and poster displays, external speakers including Julian Dobson, Urban Pollinators, will be speaking about the wider socio-economic impact academic research can have (a full programme will be available on the event webpage soon).

This event will provide postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and academics with an opportunity to discuss their research with others in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. Researchers at all stages of their career are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend.

We therefore invite PGRs to submit abstracts that talk about their research with some consideration to the potential or envisaged impact of their research around these key themes:

Workshop 1: Mobility & Immobility

Chair: Joanna Elvy, University of Leeds

Workshop 2: Resilience & Change

Chair: Morag Rose, University of Sheffield

Workshop 3: Infrastructure & design

Chair: John Erskine, University of Sheffield

Workshop 4: Housing

Chair: Gareth Young, University of Sheffield

Workshop 5: Policy & Governance

Chair: Julian Burkinshaw, University of Leeds

Workshop 6: Austerity & inequalities

Chair: Ayesgul Can, University of Sheffield

Workshop 7: Energy, environment & sustainability

Chair: Magda Cepeda Zorrilla, University of Leeds

Workshop 8: Communication & Technologies

Chair: Jingyan Yu, University of Leeds

When submitting abstracts, we are encouraging PGRs to think about their research in terms of its potential impact and the research challenges that they have come up against.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should be sent to trpconference15@sheffield.ac.uk, with the name of the workshop you wish to be considered for in the subject box by 3 April 2015. Successful applicants will be informed after the 10 April 2015.