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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

2008 annual SDRN conference

By SDRN on 4th August 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 09:45 to 17:45

‘Sustainable development: new issues, new challenges

The 2008 Annual  SDRN Conference took place on Thursday 11th September at the RSA, London. Many thanks to all the SDRN members that helped to make this year's SDRN Annual Conference another great success. Over 150 SDRN members attended the event to listen to a host of speakers discussing sustainable development research and policy.

Date and Time: 
Friday, July 4, 2008 - 12:00

For many years, the SDRN Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference has remained one of the highlights of the Sustainable Development Research Network calendar. Drawing together an exciting mix of academics, policy-makers and other representatives from business, NGOs and the research community, the 2008 Conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of new, cutting-edge sustainable development research and policy issues.

This workshop was held on 7th December 2007 to assist DfT and Defra in developing policies to deal with climate change adaptation and transport. The workshop aimed to facilitate stakeholder discussion in response to four key issues:

SDRN are currently working with Bath University’s Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) to produce a Rapid Research Review on Sustainable Business and Procurement. This review aims to provide improved understanding of successful businesses and their approaches to procurement, and to consider their relevance to the debate on sustainable public procurement.

The review will explore three key questions:

SDRN health and the environment workshop

By SDRN on 25th February 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 09:30 to Friday, February 22, 2008 - 16:30

Kicking-off the Network’s sixth Rapid Research and Evidence Review, an SDRN Expert Scoping Workshop on ‘Health and the Environment’ took place in Edinburgh last week. The two-day workshop, kindly supported by both the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), brought together some of the UK’s leading experts on health and the environment to discuss how SDRN could best contribute to this important research area.

SDRN health and the environment workshop

By SDRN on 25th February 2008
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 10:00 to Friday, February 22, 2008 - 12:45

21st - 22nd February 2008: Edinburgh, Scotland.

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