Month: June 2015

Academia and policy: It’s more than a one-way street

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

 by Angela Watkins, Evidence Advisor at the Welsh Government I recently attended a symposium in London, co-organised by the British Ecological Society and the Zoological Society of London. It was full of very keen academics – PhD students, early career and more established researchers. It also had a packed programme with academics and NGO’s putting
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The Public Transport Challenge

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Dr Abid Mehmood, Sustainable Places Research Fellow The Sustainable Places Research Institute recently co-hosted a research seminar in collaboration with the School of Planning and Geography and the Welsh Government. Our guest speaker was Dr Imran Muhammad from Massey University, New Zealand who shared initial findings of three years research project on public transport
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‘Can the Well-Being of Future Generation Act set a new climate agenda for well-adapted communities in Wales?’

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

The 2015 Well-Being of Future Generation (Wales) Act (FGA) potentially signifies an important milestone in how Wales will address present and future climate challenges. Alongside the Environment (Wales) Bill and the Planning (Wales) Bill, the FGA will hopefully bring about more effective climate governance by enabling people to have a greater say in determining how
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