The School hosted the book launch of Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development on 13 June

There was a full house at ISCA on 13 June 2018 at a multi-media launch event and Climate Change Awareness Evening to mark the publication of School Research Associate Dr Cathy Baldwin’s co-authored book Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? with Dr Robin King of Georgetown University and the World Resources Institute, Washington DC.

Both authors addressed the audience, and in addition, guests heard from speakers Dr Arabella Fraser (Open University), Dr Vlad Mykhenko (University of Oxford), Dr Bridget Durning (Oxford Brookes University) and Ben Cave (Ben Cave Associates, Public Health Consulting). All panellists reflected on the importance of interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration to address the book’s key themes – strengthening the resilience of urban communities around the world to cope with and adapt to adverse weather events linked to climate change – in both academic and practical terms. Moderation was provided by ISCA’s Professor Marcus Banks. Guests were treated to musical entertainment from John Carnie on Scottish folk guitar, Jeremy Lowe on jazz saxophone and clarinet, and Oxford bands, the Lochaber Badgers, who played folk tunes from the UK and Ireland, and a rousing finale from punk band, The Sub Fucs. Environmentally-inspired art was displayed by Oxford-born artist Hugh Prior.

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