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Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 09:00 to Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 18:15

Worcester College, Oxford

Social researchers at Forest Research have undertaken an analysis of 31 studies undertaken since 2001 to present a state of the art typology of the well-being benefits of woodlands in Britain. Recently published, the paper illustrates the wide range of well-being benefits gained by different social groups through various forms of engagement with and activities undertaken in woodlands.

Date and Time: 
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 09:30 to 13:00

The King’s Fund, London

Neighbourhoods Green

By SDRN on 14th February 2013
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: UK-wide.

AIM: To develop and coordinate a national Neighbourhoods Green partnership project which champions good quality design, management and use of social housing green space; to establish local and regional housing/green space networks supported through Neighbourhoods Green to deliver practical green space initiatives; to build a robust evidence base from which to advocate the role of green space in place making.

LOCATION: Bristol

AIM: This is not a discrete initiative but a system-wide approach with a number of elements, some of which are of project status but the aim being to mainstream i.e. embed sustainable development and environmental sustainability in all council business. The case study, written up in more detail by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), focuses especially on the Health and Social Care (HSC) directorate.

STATUS: Ongoing.

Annual Conference 2012

By SDRN on 1st December 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:00
The Sustainable Development Research Network (SDRN) Annual Conference 2012 took place on 29th November at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Conference Centre in London.

Annual Conference 2011

By SDRN on 11th October 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 18:00 to 21:00

There was no Annual Conference in 2011 as funding for the new phase of the Network was confirmed too late to allow sufficient time for conference organisation. However, an evening event was held in December 2011 to mark the launch of the new phase of the Network.

London 2012 Changing Places

By SDRN on 1st March 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: East London.

AIM: Drawing inspiration from the Olympic Park’s regeneration, the Changing Places Programme was established to: (a) inspire surrounding communities to improve public spaces, such as parks, open spaces and watersides; (b) enable people to learn new interests and skills; and (c) to enable long-lasting improvements in the quality of the local environment beyond the period of the Olympic Games.

Hill Holt Wood

By SDRN on 29th February 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: 34-acre deciduous woodland situated on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border.

AIM: To manage an environmentally sustainable community woodland, run a locally-valued and economically-viable social enterprise, share experiences and learning, and to be a responsible employer.

My Urban Green

By SDRN on 29th February 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: UK-wide

AIM: To (re)connect urban communities with their environment through active involvement in shaping the future development, maintenance and management of local ‘Greener Living Spaces’, created by Marks and Spencer and Groundwork over the last three years.

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