Skip to main content


Search results for “”

Results 31 to 40 of 53

Light Night: The Urban Forest at Night


Wander from tree to tree along a gently lit night time urban forest trail on the University of Leeds campus. Admire beautifully lit trees in their autumnal glory, discover their value and their cultural significance, and learn about the carbon they store and the air pollutants they absorb. By Hannah Walker & Cat Scott; part...

i-Tree Leeds: Community Day


Urban green spaces such as gardens, parks and woodlands provide many benefits to people and vital habitats for wildlife. Urban vegetation stores carbon, helping to mitigate climate change, and reduces the likelihood of flooding by storing excess rain water. Trees and green spaces can improve air quality, limit the impact of heatwaves, encourage people to...

Evidence-based forestry in Southeast Asia


Together with colleagues from the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the School of Politics and International Studies, we are hosting an information sharing event with researchers from Indonesia and Malaysia. A provisional schedule for the morning is given below - all welcome! 10:00 am, Introductions - Adam Tyson (School of Politics and International Studies)...

Drax Power Station - Conversion from Burning Coal to Biomass


On Monday 12th June, we'll be joined by Dr Rebecca Heaton. Rebecca is Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax power station and was recently appointed to the Committee on Climate Change. Drax generates 7% of the UK's electricity, 70% of which – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made...

Reimagining the Future of Urban Public Space


This one day event will bring together academics and practitioners to explore the current challenges facing, and ways of reinvigorating, urban public space. The day will explore both a number of contemporary themes and the manner in which these are played out in different types of public spaces – such as parks and green spaces;...

Leeds Parks: Past, Present and Future


To celebrate World Parks Week, this free exhibition from the Leeds Parks Project documents how Leeds parks have changed over time. It presents the findings of a major research project into public parks, and showcases a new collection of images of Leeds parks through time, submitted by members of the public. Find out why public...

AirFest: Pollution, Trees & Well-being


Do you know how much air we breathe in a day? How clean is the air in our cities? What difference do trees make? Come and take part in a wide range of fun, hands on activities about air quality, trees and urban well-being. There will be a presentation about air quality in Sheffield; many...

Vegetation canopies – where land surface and atmosphere are intertwined


On Tuesday 14th February the external seminar in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) will be given by Arnold Moene from Wageningen University. Plants have a pronounced influence on processes in the atmosphere through their control of transpiration (cloud formation), CO2-uptake (global carbon balance) and energy partioning (convection). Vegetation canopies are also the...