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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Puttalam Lagoon – Paradise Lost?

Posted on 23 September 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Sustainable Placess Research Assistant Benjamin Jones. @BoardshortsBen http://www.benjaminjonesphoto.com/sri-lanka  At the end of August I spent 10 days conducting fieldwork in Pattalam Lagoon, which is situated in the north west of […]

Bute Park Science Trail

Posted on 25 August 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Claire Astin, first year bioscience student at Cardiff University currently working on a CUROP (Cardiff University Research Opportunities Programme) placement under Sustainable Places Research Associate Dr Ria Dunkley’s supervision. […]

Data capture, recycling and sharing: The multiscalar and multidiscipline challenge

Posted on 20 August 2015 by Sustainable Places

By Natalie Small, Sustainable Places Research Associate Over time I am finding myself listening, reading and getting involved with discussions on the same concerns surrounding data. It doesn’t matter at […]

Team Seagrass notes from the field: Lipsi Island, Greece.

Posted on 22 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

  My name is Greg Brown and I am a Marine Biology graduate from Swansea University, Wales. I spent 2014 supporting Sustainable Places PhD student, Richard Lilley (RJ) with his PhD […]

Borneo Field Course 2015 – Rainforest without the rain!

Posted on 16 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Professor Mike Bruford, Sustainable Places Co-director This years Biosciences Field Course to our Sustainable Places Observatory at the Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary (1st – 17th July) took place against the […]

Anthropocene, Climate Change and the Dominance of the Transnational Corporate Form: Time to Ask Awkward Questions?

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Sustainable Places

by Dr Anna Grear, Reader in Law, Cardiff Law School, Director of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (www.gnhre.org).   Most people are aware […]

Academia and policy: It’s more than a one-way street

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Sustainable Places

 by Angela Watkins, Evidence Advisor at the Welsh Government I recently attended a symposium in London, co-organised by the British Ecological Society and the Zoological Society of London. It was […]