Prof. Uma Kothari1,2, Dr Alex Arnall3 1University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3University of Reading, Reading, UK   This paper explores the different timescales and temporalities of the movement of sand. In recent years, growing...
  • June 13, 2019
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Dr Tim Edensor Melbourne University, Carlton, VIC   Melbourne’s built environment and infrastructure is rapidly growing. The city has always been amply bestowed with large quantities of high-quality building material: local clay deposits have supplied the large brick industry and...
  • June 13, 2019
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Dr Alison L Browne1, Beth.F.T. Brockett2 1University Of Manchester, United Kingdom 2Natural England/Lancaster Environment Centre, United Kingdom   Drawing on our new paper in People and Nature, this presentation explores opportunities for increasing and maintaining soil carbon stocks through carbon...
  • June 13, 2019
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Ms Lilian Pearce1 1ANU, Canberra, Australia   By the early 1900s, overgrazed arid areas of the American mid-west and Australia simultaneously found themselves confronting the effects of unfettered colonial land manipulation and extraction on old, tired soils. Around this time,...
  • May 8, 2019
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Dr Sarah Robertson1 1RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia   What role does soil play in sustainable residential designs and how does it reconfigure place-based human-nature relations in cities?  In design and planning practice, place-focused efforts promote human connection to place as...
  • May 8, 2019
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Dr Katherine Sammler1 1California State University Maritime, Vallejo, United States   The black sands off Aotearoa New Zealand’s Taranaki Bight are made of titanomagnetite, containing high concentrations of iron. Their dark color and magnetic properties signify the coveted ore within,...
  • May 8, 2019
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Dr Vanessa Lamb1 1University Of Melbourne   Sand mining is now a globally significant problem causing serious consequences for rivers and coasts from where it is extracted. The gravity of the situation is underlined by a 2014 UNEP report showing...
  • May 8, 2019
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