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Poverty, place and inequality

By Editor on 18th May 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new policy paper from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) identifies the profound effect that the built environment can have on people’s behaviours and opportunities, either limiting or enhancing their wellbeing and life chances.  It argues that ‘people-based’ approaches are not enough on their own to tackle issues such as poverty, inequality and anti-social behaviour.  Better built environments and stronger place-based initiatives can support and promote employment, educational achievement, better health and improved social mobility alongside conventional approaches which focus on w

The Centre for Sustainable Energy has produced a guidance note to aid community groups identify suitable areas for onshore wind development in their Neighbourhood Plan. 

Policy changes from June 2015 have enabled local people to have the final say on planning applications for wind turbines.  The government introduced two pre-conditions that onshore wind proposals would have to meet in order to get planning permission:

Improving Access to Greenspace

By Editor on 18th May 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 09:45 to 17:00

This event, organised by Holyrood in conjunction with greenspace scotland, will explore the opportunities and challenges for meeting the objectives of the new 'Improve access to local greenspace' National Indicator – part of the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework.

Cities – adaptation without mitigation is immoral

By Editor on 18th May 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:00

London

For the first time, the number of people living in cities has surpassed those living in rural areas. With such rapid increases in urbanisation globally, the complex challenge of how we support growing urban populations, ensure adequate supporting infrastructure and develop resilience against changing climates and environmental risks, has arisen. 

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

The construction industry accounts for approximately 60 per cent of UK materials use and one third of all waste arisings.  Commonly buildings are stripped out every few years and often torn down well short of their design life, with little in the way of products or materials being reclaimed for reuse. 

Green Belt Under Siege: 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Recent research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that housing development proposed for England’s Green Belt has increased by 50,000 since March 2015, with 275,000 houses now planned to be built on this land.  The findings came from local CPRE county branches, which gathered information on proposals in adopted or advanced local plans to release land from the Green Belt for housing development and other purposes.  The map, Green Belts Under Threat April 2016, shows buildings proposed on Green Belt land which are an increase on March 2015 and also new areas under threat,

London: Global Green City

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Laurie Laybourn-Langton and Harry Quilter-Pinner’s report for IPPR assesses the key environmental challenges the new mayor of London will face after the May 2016 election. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

London

Ecosystems Knowledge Network’s conference will consider the role of green infrastructure – the networks of natural features that are crucial for climate change adaptation and the health and well-being of city dwellers – and how a more effective case can be made for restoring the natural capital of our cities. 

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