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The Sustainable Places Research Institute is a meeting place for world-leading sustainability science, focussed on exploring innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.


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How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Richard K.F. Unsworth, Swansea University; Benjamin Jones, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University; Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Stockholm University Originally published on The Conversation   Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. And just as we began
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Cardiff Capital Region Youth Profile

Posted on 7 June 2017 by Sustainable Places

Lorena F. Axinte,  Early Stage Researcher in Sustainable City Regions Now that the ten local authorities (together with the Welsh and UK governments) have signed the City Deal, Cardiff Capital Region can start funding different projects meant to benefit the people and places of South East Wales. This collaboration is definitely a new way of
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Brexit : Towards building a new consensus for an Integrated Food and Rural Development Policy?

Posted on 22 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute Just as increasing calls and debates occur regarding the need for a more integrated and comprehensive Food and Agricultural policy across Europe we now have the Brexit result, which  whilst not changing the urgency for the need  to debate the shape of European policy beyond 2020, certainly
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Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Sustainable Places

Dr Natasha Constant, Research Associate, Sustainable Places Research Institute The land of the Venda in the Limpopo Province of South Africa is a beautiful landscape full of history, forests, deep-valleys, waterfalls and lakes shrouded in myth and legend.  The Venda resides in the eastern fringes of the Soutpansberg Mountain Range which has been recognised as
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The Review of designated landscapes in Wales

Posted on 20 November 2015 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry Marsden, Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute Over the past year I along with panel members Dr Ruth Williams and John Lloyd Jones have been working for the Minister for Natural Resources to undertake an independent review of the Designated Landscapes of Wales. The Minister wants to “‘ensure that our designated landscapes
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‘What makes a sustainable place? Single sex marriage, astrology, evidenced-based policy and active citizens.

Posted on 28 October 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Dr Andrew P. Kythreotis In my last blog I discussed the implications of the 2015 Well-Being of Future Generation (Wales) Act (FGA) with respect to how Wales spatially addresses present and future climate challenges. I concluded that communities needed to work more closely with the public sector on adaptation strategies that limit the impacts
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