Policy



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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How will the Well-Being of Future Generations Act account for the institutional void left by the Climate Change Commission for Wales? The case of adaptation.

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Charlotte Ford and Dr Andrew Kythreotis, Cardiff School of Geography and Planning     Arguably, with the new Environment and Well-being of Future Generations Act (WFGA), Welsh Government is now leading the way in terms of legislating for climate change. In terms of climate adaptation, the 2010 climate change strategy and adaptation delivery plan has foregrounded
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Beyond the Paris Agreement: A Transformative Paradigm Shift in International Climate Policymaking?

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Sustainable Places

  AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT Dr Andrew Kythreotis  In my last blog, I discussed how evidence-based policymaking is integral to engendering more sustainable places and communities. Moreover, I argued that citizens (and citizen science-based models) offer a fruitful avenue for research that contributes greater evidence to policymaking. I cited the example of the Evidence Information Service, a
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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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