Common Ground: Geography and everyday environments
  • Lecture Theatre, Robbins Conference Centre, Gibbon Street, Plymouth University

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This autumn's Mark Blacksell Public Lecture will be given by Anna Davies, Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin.

This lecture will cover three areas: 

  • Exploring Common Ground - what are the processes through which we give values to everyday lived environments (as opposed to particularly rare or internationally designated ones)? 
  • Governing Common Ground - particularly the ways we can enhance everyday environments, and 
  • Creating Common Ground - how Geography can bring diverse stakeholders together in relation to the challenges of increasingly urgent sustainability transitions.

The lecture starts at 6pm and everyone is welcome to attend (no booking required).

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Speaker biography

Professor Anna Davies joined the Department of Geography at Trinity College Dublin in September 2001 from a lectureship at Kings College London. 

Her research falls into the broad field of social science, focusing on environmental governance, specifically within the sectors of environmental awareness, waste management, biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development. These are issues both of key national and international significance in the field of public policy as clearly demonstrated in the attention given to them in government, industry, the media, community-based organisations and through increasing public concern.

The Mark Blacksell Lecture, University of Plymouth, in association with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

The purpose of this series of lectures is to bring scholars working at the forefront of geography to the University of Plymouth to present their research to a public audience. The lecture series is named after the late Professor Mark Blacksell, a human geographer with unusually widespread interests and expertise. He was appointed Professor of Geography at the University in 1994, and served as both Head of the Geography Department and Dean of the Faculty of Science before he retired in 2003.

See details of previous talks in the series.

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