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Date and Time: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 09:30 to 16:30

The Schumacher Institute, Bristol

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:00

LSE Campus, Central London

Leading research journal Global Environmental Change has dedicated its latest issue to the topic of grassroots innovation for sustainability. The special issue contains six original research articles Guest Edited by Adrian Smith and Gill Seyfang, and a special editorial introduction. The articles were selected from papers presented at a research workshop held at Sussex University in May 2012. Fifteen full papers and six PhD posters were discussed at the workshop by thirty researchers from eleven countries.

New research: key messages for policy-makers

By Bridget Elliott on 26th November 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

Research carried out by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) on behalf of Ofgem has developed a more sophisticated approach to assessing the impact of Government policy proposals on domestic gas and electricity consumers, and particularly on their fuel bills. Ofgem regularly carries out its own analysis of the likely impact of policy proposals on consumers' energy bills based on a simple national average (median) estimate of household electricity and gas consumption.

This new book by Yvonne Rydin, Professor of Planning, Environment and Public Policy at UCL argues that the current reliance on economic-growth and market-led development within the UK planning system creates major problems, including those from an environmental sustainability perspective. Instead it argues for scope for a community-based approach rooted in the concept of Just Sustainability.

Completion of ESRC/EPSRC funded RECCKN project

By Bridget Elliott on 29th October 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

A multidisciplinary team of scientists and social scientists at Keele University has worked with households in Shrewsbury and Newcastle-under-Lyme on low-cost and low-tech approaches to saving energy as part of the RECCKN project (Reducing Energy Consumption through Community Knowledge Networks). The project compared how people find out about energy issues, the barriers to the spread of energy knowledge and awareness, and how this knowledge might be more effectively shared in different types of communities.

Sustainable Resources for Sustainable Cities Symposium

By Bridget Elliott on 29th October 2013
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:00 to Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 13:00

Online

New research: key messages for policy-makers

By Bridget Elliott on 29th October 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

Research findings published by UKERC suggest that opposition to nuclear power in Britain has fallen since 2005, despite the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident that followed the devastating Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami on the 11th March 2011.
 

New Book- ‘Good Cities, Better Lives’

By Bridget Elliott on 15th October 2013
Found in: Research and Resources

In his latest book, internationally renowned author Sir Peter Hall investigates how the UK can create better towns and cities. ‘Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe Discovered the Lost Art of Urbanism’ provides an analysis of the main issues for urban planning and development – in economic development and job generation, sustainable development, housing policy, transport and development mechanisms – and assesses where practice in the UK has fallen short.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:00 to 15:30

Redmond Centre, London

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