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Following a fruitful meeting between the SDRN, the Royal Academy of Engineers and Defra, a high-level workshop is being organised for November 2009 to explore ways in which engineers and engineering can be made more central to sustainable development policy, research and delivery.

The workshop will bring together senior policy-makers, engineers and science manager/advisors in government in Defra and beyond to discuss and explore:

Date and Time: 
Friday, June 5, 2009 - 11:30

Presentations for the BRE Workshop - 'Business resource efficiency: luxury or necessity' - are now available for download:

The case for resource efficiency - Julie Hill
Resource efficiency policy framework - Bernie Walsh

Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 10:00 to 17:00

On Thursday 21st May 2009, over 45 representatives of business, academia, government and delivery bodies and agencies, attended the SDRN workshop ‘Business resource efficiency: luxury or necessity?’. Organised by AEA Technology as part of SDRN’s research into practice workstream, the workshop sought to explore the extent to which businesses could be encouraged to improve their research efficiency and procurement practices.

Presentations from the recent TRL Workshop 'The Impact of Non-transport Policies on Transport' are now available to download. The workshop was well-received by all delegates and speakers, and highlighted some interesting research and policy challenges to be addressed and explored further. The key findings will be outlined in the workshop report, to be published in the new year.

Download the speaker presentations:

New SDRN report on sustainability appraisal in spatial planning published

A new SDRN report published today has identified a number of key issues currently facing the practice of Sustainability Appraisal (SA) within the spatial planning process.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 09:30 to 16:45
SDRN Research into Practice Sustainable Transport Workshop Thursday 30th October 2008 University of Westminster, Cavendish Campus, 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW

SDRN Annual Conference 2008 - listen again

By SDRN on 30th September 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 09:30 to 17:30

WMA recordings of four of the six sessions from the 2008 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

WMA recordings of four of the six sessions from the 2008 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

Plenary Sessions I

Keynote opening speech

Parallel Sessions I

SDRN Annual Conference 2008 – Speaker Presentations

By SDRN on 25th September 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 09:45 to 17:30

Plenary Session 1: Keynote Opening Speech
‘Policy challenges for sustainable development research’


Bill Stow, Director General, Evidence and Strategy, Defra
Sir John Harman, Former-Chairman, Environment Agency
Prof. Paul Ekins, King’s College London

Parallel Session 1a

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