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Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environment, Food

Urgent climate change action now! So what are the leading policy interventions needed in the agri-food/energy nexus over the next five years?

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Sustainable Places

Professor Terry MarsdenDirector, Sustainable Places Research Institute Recent mass protests, government and parliamentary responses over the past month have entered a new phase of policy urgency regarding the need to both drastically cut carbon emissions and provide the necessary transformatory infrastructure in the UK to accelerate post -carbonised systems in the overall economy. This new
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Engaging Youth in City-Region Development

Posted on 28 January 2019 by Sustainable Places

Lorena Axinte What happens if you involve young people in decision-making about the areas where they live? This is the key question that guided SUSPLACE fellow Lorena Axinte during her research in the Cardiff Capital Region. Follow her footsteps and find out more in this short movie! This video is the first in a series
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Biodiversity, Education, Nature, Outdoors, SUSPLACE, Sustainable Development

A summary of Sense(s) of Place

Posted on 7 December 2018 by Sustainable Places

Lorena Axinte, Matthew Quinn, Catia Rebelo, Alice Taherzadeh and Gloria Giambartolomei For the UK ESRC Festival of Social Science a few of us took over Chapter Arts Centre, eager to showcase the range of research we’re undertaking in PLACE. During the two-day event we explored different meanings of place, its role for future sustainability, as well as the innovative methods we use
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Biodiversity, Environment, Food

Profit and hegemony in agribusiness

Posted on 27 November 2018 by Sustainable Places

Dr Angelina Sanderson Bellamy The insidious control over farming practices exercised by seed companies is an example of how powerful actors in the agri-food system promote profit over environment and health. More important, is the question of how we can shape a more desirable farming system that works for farmers, the public and the environment.
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