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Working together for Co-operative and Just Food Systems

Working together for Co-operative and Just Food Systems

Posted on 10 February 2020 by Sustainable Places

Poppy Nicol and Alice Taherzadeh A roundtable event at the Senedd on 14 January 2020 saw 30 stakeholders come together to discuss the question of how to achieve sustainable and […]

Once Upon the Future: Everyday Adventures that Change the World

Once Upon the Future: Everyday Adventures that Change the World

Posted on 3 December 2019 by Sustainable Places

Lorena Axinte About two years ago we embarked on a mission to transform our research learnings into children’s stories. We wanted to write a book about hope and leadership that […]

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

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 […]

Water might be the single biggest threat to the tourist industry of the Mexican Caribbean

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Sustainable Places

Dr Edward Hind-Ozan The tagline, “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” is a bittersweet one for marine conservationists. It belongs to the second […]

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 […]

Nuffield Research Placement at Cardiff University – a students perspective

Nuffield Research Placement at Cardiff University – a students perspective

Posted on 18 November 2016 by Sustainable Places

Asia Hoile and Katie Hale, Nuffiled Research Placement Students at the Sustainable Places Research Institute Our summer at Cardiff was certainly one to remember! I can honestly say that I […]

Brexit : Towards building a new consensus for an Integrated Food and Rural Development Policy?

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 […]

Exploring the role of indigenous knowledge systems for plant and forest conservation in South Africa

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, […]

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Behind closed doors: Is there a future for Myanmar’s fisheries?

Posted on 2 June 2016 by Sustainable Places

Benjamin Jones, Research Assistant, Sustainable Places Research Institute In a world where so much is known, it’s not very often that you get to lead a research expedition to a […]

Project Wild Thing and Childrens relationships with Nature

Posted on 5 May 2016 by Sustainable Places

Originally posted on sciSCREEN 26th April 2016 Dr Ria Dunkley, Sustainable Places Research Associate I grew up in a village in mid-Wales and spent a considerable amount of time in the […]