‘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.
This Research into Practice workstream has been run by Land Use Consultants (LUC) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
The focus of the workstream is the sustainability appraisal of development plans. Its aim is to explore the role of sustainability appraisal in improving the delivery of sustainable development outcomes through the spatial planning process, to review what is known about current practice and impacts, and to identify gaps in existing knowledge and understanding.
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.
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.
For the first time this year, the SDRN Annual Conference concluded with a young researchers poster session and competition, aimed at showcasing the work of early career sustainable development researchers.
The eleven final posters in the ESRC / NERC young researcher poster competition, including the two prize winning posters, are all available to download below.