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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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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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UK renewables: death by a thousand cuts

Posted on 8 October 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Dr. Dimitrios Xenias   A few weeks ago, the government announced its intention to reduce Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs) by 87%. This is just one of several renewable energy policies to face the axe in the near future. There was warning of an imminent attack on renewables in May 2015, right after the general election. The
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