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‘Networking for Global Justice’, which was organised by Leeds Social Sciences Institute in conjunction with the Inequalities Research Network, Centre for Global Development and the Cities Theme, took place on Wednesday 15th November 2017. It brought together academic researchers from University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Newcastle University to...

The Positive Impact Partners (PIP) Programme has now been launched by University of Leeds Sustainability. PIP is a great opportunity to bring together University of Leeds colleagues and a wide range of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs), to form mutually beneficial partnerships. These partnerships then develop goals and objectives to address...

The future of public parks, policy, practice and research conference has received coverage in Horticulture Week. The event – which has been organised with support from LSSI – will share research, experience and expertise and look for practical ways in which parks can survive and thrive well into the 21st century. Held...

The challenges facing urban public space will be explored at a one-day conference and public exhibition organised by Leeds Social Sciences Institute at the University of Leeds. ‘Reimagining the Future of Urban Public Space’ will bring together academic researchers, policy-makers and practitioners next week to explore a number of contemporary...

A research team led by Professor Suraje Dessai (Environment) used LSSI / RIS seedcorn funding to assess the influence of key processes that control and influence regional climate in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Southern India. The work addressed a shortcoming in existing information about future regional climate, which...

Videos are now available to view from the Narrating Policy: Exploring narrative in policy and policy analysis symposium that was held earlier this year. The one-day event, which was sponsored by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute and Sociology and Social Policy’s Policy Research Cluster, brought together researchers and policy practitioners to examine the potential for...

Dr Duncan Wheeler, Associate Professor in Spanish Studies, was interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland on Monday, 3 April about the reopening of arguments over Gibraltar’s future. His appearance follows former Conservative leader Michael Howard saying the prime minister would act to protect Gibraltar’s sovereignty as Margaret Thatcher did for the Falklands. The question of the British overseas territory has been...