Issues: Other issues

Other issues

SGR resources which fall outside of our main four 'issues' - including general material - are listed here. This covers issues such as the built environment, sustainable development and space technology.

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, takes an initial look at the lessons from the Japanese tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear emergency. He argues that if societies are to be more ‘resilient’ to environmental risks, then major socio-economic and technological changes are critical.

Article for SGR website, 17 March 2011
 

With a subsidiary of major arms company, Lockheed Martin, being a lead contractor for the UK’s 2011 census, Geoff Meaden asks if the data collected will really be secure.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, given to IT students at Birmingham University on 18 February 2011
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at York University on 10 February 2011
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the government’s spending cuts.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 39, winter 2011 (published online: 26 January 2011)
 

Article by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, in UNESCO report, Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development, published 14 October 2010.
 

Web discussion featuring Stuart Parkinson, SGR, on The Guardian website; 2 July 2010
 

Slides of a presentation given by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, to computer science students at Birmingham University, 12 February, 2010