ICSC Seminar 21st May. “Reconstructing the Civic University for the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” with Eric Lybeck.

Speaker: Dr Eric Lybeck, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester, and editor-in-chief of ‘Civic Sociology’ Tuesday 21st May 2019 16:00- 18:00 Rm GR 202, Greenbank Building, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE All Welcome. This event is free - but please book your place on our eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uclan-icsc-seminar-reconstructing-the-civic-university-for-the-21st-century-tickets-61553837184 UCLan has recently signed a ‘Civic University Agreement’... Continue Reading →

ICSC Launch Event. 1st May 2019. Keynote: Rob Hopkins on “Cities and Citizens in Transition: Unleashing the Power of Imagination”.

We are pleased to announce that Rob Hopkins, bestselling author and co-founder of the ‘Transition Towns’ network, will deliver the keynote lecture of our public launch event, on 1st May 2019 in Preston. All are welcome at this public event, which will consist of a series of talks and discussions from mid-afternoon through early evening,... Continue Reading →

ICSC Seminar. ‘Shikha Eco-Learning-Village: Research in a “Living Lab” context in rural India’. 4 April 2019

Professor Ulrike Zeshan (UCLan ICSC) Sibaji Panda (Rural Lifeline Trust, India) Thursday 4th April, 4pm. Greenbank Room GR 273, UCLan   Instititute of Citizenship, Society and Change Seminar Series. University of Central Lancashire, Preston. All Welcome. The seminar is free - but to ensure a seat and help us manage numbers, please book a free... Continue Reading →

Funded PhD studentship at ICSC! Local food systems and local economic democracy: a framework for delivering food security?

The ICSC is offering a fully funded DTA studentship, funded through the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme. The PhD will be supervised by Dr Mags Adams and her colleagues (Prof Mark Dooris and Dr Ursula Pool) based in the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, at UCLan in Preston. The research will take place... Continue Reading →

New Book. ‘Governing Shale Gas Development: Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe’.

'Fracking' for shale gas is provoking great social controversy and protest around the world.  Public concerns range from local environmental impacts to the global effects of continued fossil fuel use. The development of the industry also has implications for local democracy and the ability of communities to have their say. A timely new book, edited... Continue Reading →

Research Towards a Sustainable Society

A report on the ICSCs July 4th Sustainability day workshop in Preston. By Dr. Larry Reynolds, Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change. Introduction: Sustainability Research and the Civic University Given its institutional history, much of the work that UCLan does across all its faculties is deeply intertwined with the civic, public service and professional life... Continue Reading →

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