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Project Plan Instructions Now Uploaded!

Hej,

Thanks for your Project Pre-Studies, we're looking forward to hearing the results of the peer review this afternoon. Make sure to take notes from the feedback and include these updates/adjustments in the Project Plan - for which, the instructions are now available under the 'Assignments' section above.

Good Luck!

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Stakeholder Analysis instructions available

Hej,

The new and improved (i.e. with the matrix corrected) is now available under the 'Assignments' section above.

Enjoy!

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Pre-Study Instructions available!

The assignments are coming thick and fast - there's not much time this semester so we're speeding up the planning process to give more time with the actual implementation of the projects.

We've uploaded the instructions for the Pre-Study (under the 'Assignments' section above) due in on Sunday 5th October. Again, it's only one assignment per group. We'll talk about this assignment and answer any questions in the seminar this afternoon.

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Uplifting videos related to todays lecture

Hej!

After this evening's more downbeat lecture, we thought that we would share a couple of upbeat short videos - one a short documentary and another a TED talk on a similar theme but with a different approach.

Hope in a Changing Climate

Alan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

Enjoy!

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Prax Lecture Cancelled!

The lecture with Patrick Prax this Wednesday 24th September 13-15 has had to be cancelled. We're working on rearranging the lecture for later in the semester and will let you know as soon as anything is confirmed.

Appologies for the late cancellation but as you'll see below we're working on expanding the course and getting the right people in to create a better learning experience.

See you tomorrow!

Per & Ben

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New Open Lecture at CEMUS

Hej,

Here is an interesting opportunity to get a perspective on a very topical matter here in Sweden. As part of the CEMUS course 'Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden' there will be an Open Lecture called: Wind energy and indigenous land rights in Northern Sweden with Johanna Liljenfeldt a Postgraduate student at Department of Geography and Economic History at Umeå University.

 The Open Lecture will be on 23rd October 17-19 with the room to be announced nearer the time. Attendance is not mandatory but encouraged and all are welcome to attend.

Don't forget that tomorrows lecture will be with Aaron Maltais and he will discuss the Injustice of Climate Change. After which we'll be showing the documentary Hope in a Changing Climate - a documentary by John D. Liu (about 30 min. long). This documentary is a great reminder that positive change is possible if we are willing to work for it. Hopefully you will find some inspiration in this for your group projects.

Mvh

Heleen & Ben

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Revised Schedule and Project Outline Instructions now available!

Hej,

There is a revised schedule available, important changes to the old schedule are:

NEW LECTURE: Project Management with Joakim Lilliesköld (author of the Handbook for Small Projects) on Tuesday 14th October 10-12 in 12:229, Blåsenhus.

REARRANGED WORKSHOP: The Common Cause Handbook with Pella Theil, now on Wednesday 15th October 9-12 in 12:231, Blåsenhus.

NEW OPEN LECTURE: Wind energy and indigenous land rights in Northern Sweden with Johanna Liljenfeldt on 23rd October 17-19, room to be announced. This Open Lecture is part of the CEMUS course 'Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden', attendance is not mandatory but encouraged and all are welcome to attend.

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The instructions for the Project Outline, due in Sunday 28th September (THIS WEEK!), are also available under the 'Assignments' section above. After tomorrows workshop you should be in a group and have the rest of the week to work on this small, but important, assignment.

Per & Ben

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Reading Suggestions

Hej!

We've been getting some questions regarding the reading - what to read and by when? So we've put together a quick visual that should provide you with more information regarding the reading for the course. It's located under the 'Schedule and Info' section above.

If there are any more questions about this or anything else about the course, email us or speak to us next time you see us.

Per & Ben

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Reminder: Workshop 1 Preparation Task due SUNDAY 14th Sept

We've had a few questions about the small preparation task required for next weeks workshop when we'll kick off the group project. The full description for all parts of the group project are available when you expand the 'Assignments' section.

For this coming Sunday 14th September we want you to think about the challenges and regions/cities you are interested in to explore further.

Choose one keyword and one image of challenges and/regions to Workshop 1. For example, “Plastic waste” and an image of Amsterdam. Email this preparation task to gcsf@csduppsala.uu.se before Sunday, the 14th of September at 17.00.

If you have further questions please email us.

Thanks for coming to lecture yesterday, we've asked Magnus to send us a copy of his slides, when we get them we'll post them on the Course Portal.

Heleen & Ben

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Documentary Showing TONIGHT: No Impact Man

As part of the course and for inspiration during your 30 Day Challenge we'll be showing the documentary No Impact Man (trailer here) after tonights lecture. We're expecting the movie to start at 7:45 and finish approximately at 9:20.

We'll be in the same lecture hall (Hambersalen) for the showing so stick around after the lecture.

See you this evening!

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