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Valuing Infrastructure Conference #ibuild #ceser (Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:06:08 +0000)

26-27 April, 2017, Met Hotel, Leeds The conference aims to develop the interdisciplinary ‘systems of systems’ approach to sustainable and resilient infrastructure, arising originally from the engineering disciplines, now applied universally and exemplified by HM Treasury’s Valuing Infrastructure Spend. The … Continue reading

iBUILD research on UK City Deals presented in Australia (Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:55:35 +0000)

An overview of iBUILD-supported studies on City Deals was presented by Dr Peter O’Brien, from the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), at a recent forum in Canberra, Australia, of federal, state and local politicians and officials convened … Continue reading

Osborne pulls ‘two rabbits out of the hat’? #ibuild @nclceser (Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:59:02 +0000)

By Peter O’Brien, Newcastle University There were two key announcements in Chancellor George Osborne’s speech to the Conservative Party conference, in Manchester, on Monday (5th October), which captured the attention of the national press and media. The first, heavily trailed … Continue reading

‘The 38 Deals?’ #ibuild @nclceser (Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:55:01 +0000)

Peter O’Brien, Newcastle University By midnight on Friday 4 September, 38 groupings of local authorities, cities, city regions and local enterprise partnerships in England had heeded George Osborne’s call to submit proposals to HM Treasury for new ‘Devolution Deals’, which … Continue reading

Infrastructure Investment in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies #ibuild @nclceser (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:25:25 +0000)

Report from the Infrastructure Investment in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies Conference Oxford University, 2 July, 2015 Graham Thrower, Doctoral Researcher, iBUILD and CURDS/ GPS, Newcastle University This one day conference, jointly hosted by Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise … Continue reading

Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology #ibuild @nclceser #isie2015 #industrialecology (Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:15:52 +0000)

By Oliver Heidrich The International Society of Industrial Ecology’s (ISIE) series of biennial conferences was held between the 7th to the 10th of July 2015 at the University of Surrey. The conference was attended by more than 500 delegates that … Continue reading

Critique of Current Infrastructure Performance Indicators #ibuild @nclceser (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:46:18 +0000)

ICIF and iBUILD are currently working with Infrastructure UK to examine the use of Performance Indicators for Infrastructure. As an output from the first phase of this research, an interim report ‘A Critique of Current Infrastructure Performance Indicators: Towards Best … Continue reading

Report from the Association of American Geographers Conference #iBUILD #AAG (Tue, 12 May 2015 12:08:59 +0000)

Chicago, 21st to 25th April, 2015   Graham Thrower, Doctoral Researcher, CURDS/ GPS, Newcastle University   The slow, rumbling journey on the Blue Line from O’Hare Airport into the heart of Chicago leaves you in no doubt as to the age … Continue reading

Rebuilding America’s infrastructure #ibuild (Tue, 12 May 2015 12:06:23 +0000)

“What we have done is kicked this can down the road. We are now at the end of the road and are not in a position to kick it any further…” (President ‘Elect’ Barack Obama, January 2009). Last month, Chicago … Continue reading

iBUILD PhD Studentships Available #ibuild #ceser (Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:46:11 +0000)

PhD_advert2015 The iBUILD team at Newcastle University are pleased to announce two funded PhD studentships for 2015. Two of the following projects will be funded; selected based upon the candidates who apply: iBUILD: Evaluation and funding of green infrastructure in … Continue reading

Report on the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure #ibuild #ceser (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:03 +0000)

Report on the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 6-9th November 2014 Long Beach, California, USA By Josey Wardle (PhD student, TORG, Newcastle University) Summary The attended the first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) 2014[1] organised by the American Society … Continue reading

The Future Of Devolution in the UK #ibuild (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:06:31 +0000)

Dr Peter O’Brien and Professor Andy Pike have submitted written evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, which is currently holding an inquiry into the future of devolution in the United Kingdom after the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Deal or no deal? Where next for decentralisation in England…#iBUILD (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:51:09 +0000)

Andy Pike Ten years after the rejection of the elected regional assembly on offer to the North East region of England and in the wake of the Scottish referendum result, the governance of England is once more in flux. Elements … Continue reading

Floating cycleway plan for London #ibuild (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:26:29 +0000)

Miles Tight comments on the proposed floating cycleway which is planned to stretch for around seven miles from Battersea, west of the city centre, to Canary Wharf, the financial district to the east of the city centre. In his piece in … Continue reading

What would encourage you to walk and cycle more? #ibuild (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:28:52 +0000)

Fiona Raje, University of Birmingham I recently went on a study tour to Ireland where I heard about and saw various initiatives and developments aimed at more sustainable futures. One of the site visits was to the new Grangegorman campus … Continue reading