Category Archives: Dissemination, outreach, communication

Earth albedo for beginners: “reflections” on the reason why it has to be included in life cycle assessment*

The Earth has an average planetary albedo of ∽0.3 (Wielicki, Wong, Loeb, Minnis, Priestley, & Kandel, 2005), but considerable differences exist between different areas on the planet. Figure 1 shows that different areas on Earth are characterized by different surface … Continue reading

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Conference costs and academic divides

In March 2014, in Gothenburg, during our VIII conference, the Coordination Team of the YAs had a pleasing and stimulating meeting with Rob Atkinson, founder of Urban Research and Practice. At that time, we were launching our journal plaNext (whose … Continue reading

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Why should academics blog about their research? An answer in pictures

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Why should academics blog about their research? An answer in pictures at The Sociological Imagination. Four reasons in the full post. Thanks to Jacqueline Bartram who drew these great cartoons as I was talking at…

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AESOP YA blog: 2014 in review

2014 was the first year of the blog of the AESOP Young Academics. Here some numbers, we are very proud of the fact that visitors came from 103 countries, that is, from all around the world! The WordPress.com stats helper … Continue reading

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The Journal of Universal Rejection exists!

Disclaimer: this is not the most serious post ever published in this blog. Not at all. This is something I did not know about. And when I got to know, I thought it was a nice gift, for the beginning of … Continue reading

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About social media and academe

Antonio Casilli has an interesting post on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog about social media and research in sociology. He advocates that the use of social media, both as an instrument of collaboration and outreach and as a … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the World Urban Forum 7. Why the new Urban Agenda matters

By Irina Paraschivoiu (LSE) In June 2016, the United Nations will convene the Habitat III Conference which will set the agenda for international cooperation on urban issues for the next 20 years. And in April this year, the World Urban … Continue reading

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