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.
‘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.