Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure
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Seminar: One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure

In an era of massive biodiversity loss, the greatest conservation success story has been the growth of protected land globally. Protected areas are the primary defense against biodiversity loss, but extensive human activity within their boundaries can undermine this. Using the most comprehensive global map of human pressure, we show that 6 million square kilometers … Continue reading

Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety
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Seminar: Measuring Cycling Behavior and Safety

Emerging probe data sources from smartphones on on-board devices are able to measure behavior of cyclists with very high resolution. From this, for the first time, we are able to measure relatively precise behavior that allows new insights into exposure, route choice, safety behavior, or technology choice. Probe data, merged with other data sources, can … Continue reading

Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours
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Seminar: Un-neighbourliness – The neighbourhood context of problems and disputes between neighbours

In academic research, neighbour relationships are generally viewed as either absent – having gradually been eroded by processes of mobility and privatisation – or as positive in the way they engender greater levels of community resilience, neighbourhood attachment and reduced fear of crime. Yet, despite anecdotal accounts that the incidence of neighbour problems is increasing, … Continue reading

Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses
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Public seminar: Responsive regulation of urban public spaces and their diverse social uses

In the UK and elsewhere, crime, disorder and (in)security have become organizing objectives of urban governance with distinct implications for the manner in which public spaces are planned, designed and regulated. This presentation seeks to reframe debates about the regulation of public space, conceptualized as ‘mediated conviviality’. This perspective simultaneously decentres crime and (in)security as … Continue reading