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EcCoWeLL Open Space Seminar - What's on Your Mind?

Written by Denise Cahill on Dec 19, 2017 01:55 pm
Start: Jan 25 2018 10:00
End: Jan 25 2018 13:00
Timezone: Europe/Dublin
Vertigo Suite
Carrigrohane Rd
Cork
Ireland

The team at Healthy Cities, Cork invite you to an important seminar in 2018: What’s on Your Mind? An Open Space Seminar - Lifting the lid on mental health activities across Cork at Vertigo @ Cork County Council, Thursday, January 25th, 2018, 10am – 1pm.

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ALA Member News December 2017

Written by Gina Perry on Dec 19, 2017 12:17 am

Welcome to December news, the final for 2017. This month brought us both good and bad news from Canberra. Finally, we had a positive outcome for the Same Sex Marriage Bill which was passed on 7 December. A great achievement for equality in this country and one, which demonstrates the power of a strong social movement to influence and change Australian law to make our country a fairer place.

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UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 3: September - December 2017

Written by Arne Carlsen on Dec 18, 2017 11:41 am

We are delighted to present you with the final newsletter of the year, a special edition with a focus on the 2017 International Conference on Learning Cities. More than 600 participants from 180 cities in 80 countries attended this global gathering in Cork, Ireland.

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Learning About Cities by Mapping Their Smells

Written by Steve Rubin on Dec 17, 2017 02:38 pm

Each of us probably has one: a scent that, as soon as we step out of a car, bus, or train, immediately reminds us that we have made it back home. But what happens when that smell isn’t there anymore? How would you describe it to people that never had any experience of it?

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ALADIN Online Alert 18

Written by Arne Carlsen on Dec 15, 2017 01:07 pm

The ALADIN Online Alert is a joint ALADIN initiative, produced bimonthly by the UIL Library and CDÉACF, with input from additional ALADIN members from all over the world. Its goal is to share recent online and full-text information and documents in the area of adult and lifelong learning.

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Cedefop newsletter No 75 – Nov/Dec 2017 – Focus on European vocational skills week

Written by Mike Osborne on Dec 15, 2017 12:58 pm

Here is the latest Cedefop newsletter:

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NEP: New Economics Papers - Social Norms and Social Capital - Digest, Vol 85, Issue 2

Written by Fabio Sabatini on Dec 14, 2017 07:01 pm

In this issue we feature 11 current papers on the theme of social capital, chosen by Fabio Sabatini (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”):

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New Smart Cities Report Published by Philips Lighting – WCCD Foundation Partner

Written by Mike Osborne on Dec 14, 2017 02:55 pm

Philips Lighting – a Foundation Partner of the World Council on City Data – has launched a new report: Future  of cities: Scenarios that show how people may experience cities in 2035. Offering an overview of scenario planning for smart cities, the report shares four scenarios that highlight the future possibilities within smart cities, as well as the driving forces that shape the city scenarios. According to Kees van der Klauw, Head of Research at Philips Lighting: “Digital transformation creates uncertainty. Scenario planning gives cities insights and a sense of direction, to make the future more manageable."

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Opportunity at the University of Glasgow: Lecturer in Technology Education

Written by Trevor Gale on Dec 11, 2017 09:40 am

The University of Glasgow has advertised a position for Lecturer in Technology Education, vacancy reference: 019227:

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Celebrating adult learning: Our latest issue of Quest - Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Member News, December 2017

Written by Gina Perry on Dec 11, 2017 07:41 am

Welcome to this year's final issue of Quest, Adult Learning Australia's quarterly magazine. From a national health literacy program that educates and encourages men to pay more attention to their health, to an Indigenous catering enterprise that attracts locals to their neighbourhood education centre, to celebrations of four decades of adult literacy our latest issue features stories about how people take on challenges, overcome hurdles and develop confidence and skills through adult education.

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Have a Seat, Take a Survey | Weekly Placemaking Round-Up - Project for Public Spaces

Written by Mike Osborne on Dec 10, 2017 12:49 pm

The first step to evaluating the health and vibrancy of a space might be to sit down. That is, if you can. More than forty-five years have passed since Holly Whyte issued a call for more and better seating in New York City in his essay, "Please, Just a Nice Place to Sit," and cities are still struggling to make comfortable seating available in public spaces. We know that fixing seating can fix a space, bringing back the characteristic interactions that define great places...

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Cities of Learning in the UK: a place-based approach to enhancing lifelong learning and access to enrichment opportunities

Written by Grainne Hamilton on Dec 08, 2017 12:05 pm

Cities of Learning (CofL) is a new place-based approach to enhancing lifelong learning through digitally connecting individuals to learning, employment and civic opportunities within a defined locality.

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