Environmental transitions: Perspectives on everyday urban and regional transformation

This afternoon seminar, organized by the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience<http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/cure/> and cities@manchester<http://www.cities.manchester.ac.uk/> at the University of Manchester seeks to explore how lived experiences of nature, community and everyday life challenge linear understandings of social and environmental transition.

Venue: University of Manchester (University Place, room 5.206)
Date: 11 December 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 4-6 pm

Please register at Eventbrite<http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/environmental-transitions-seminar-tickets-14442508933?utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text>.

Speakers:
Dr Vanesa Castan Broto<https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=VCAST43>, University College London. Experiences of transitions in South Europe: Environments, knowledges, communities
Dr Petr Jehlička<http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/main/staff/people-profile.php?name=Petr_Jehlicka>, The Open University, Milton Keynes. Post-socialist household food production: Resistance hidden in plain sight?
Dr Saskia Vermeylen<http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/saskia-vermeylen>, University of Lancaster. Institutional Conservation Practices and Rhizomatic Contestations in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia

Chaired by Dr Andrew Karvonen<http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=Andrew.Karvonen>, University of Manchester

The event will be followed by wine and a launch of the book ‘Communities in transition<http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409448501>’ by Dr Saska Petrova<http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=saska.petrova> with Professor Maria Kaika<http://staffprofiles.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Profile.aspx?Id=Maria.Kaika> (University of Manchester).

More information is available here<http://wp.me/p3gnoe-kM>.

Stefan Bouzarovski | Professor of Geography | Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy | University of Manchester | urban-energy.org<http://www.urban-energy.org> | @stefanbuzar<https://twitter.com/stefanbuzar>