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Cities, climate and extreme weather: policy, economics and public communication

Monday 4 July 2016
Radisson Blu, The Light, Leeds, LS1 8TL

Leeds University Business School in partnership with the Cities Theme and the Centre for Decision Research would like to invite you to an Ideas in Practice event. The seminar will address topics related to policy, economics and public communications surrounding extreme weather such as heatwaves and flooding. It will be an opportunity to hear from people with expertise on cities, climate and weather from both the private and public sector as well as researchers. The seminar will span across areas of interest to all these groups and could potentially lead to new collaborative research agendas and partnerships.

Speakers and panel members include Mariana Pexton, Chief Officer Strategy and Improvement, Leeds City Council, Phil Younge, Yorkshire Major Incident Recovery Manager, The Environment Agency and Granville Davies, Manager of Asset Strategy, Yorkshire Water together with representatives from Leeds University Business School, the University Cities Theme and The Priestley International Centre for Climate.

Topics to be addressed during the seminar include: Dealing with Storm Eva in Leeds, Perceptions of Extreme Weather and Climate Risk by the UK Public, The Economic Impacts of Flooding on Businesses and Their Ripple Effect in Calderdale and Recovering from Extreme Weather Events: Planning for the Future.

To book a place at this event please register here