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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

Spatial Planning and Development

By SDRN on 5th February 2008
Date and Time: 
Monday, August 25, 2008 - 16:45

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.

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.

SDRN health and the environment workshop

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

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

SDRN health and the environment workshop

By SDRN on 25th February 2008
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.

Date and Time: 
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 09:30 to 16:15

Central London

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 15:45

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.

SDRN annual conference 2007 - listen again

By SDRN on 26th September 2007
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 11:00

MP3 recordings of all six of sessions from the 2007 SDRN Annual Conference are available to download below.

Plenary Session I

Keynote opening speech



SDRN 2007 annual conference presentations

By SDRN on 26th September 2007
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 11:00

Plenary Session I: Keynote Opening Speech

Implementing sustainable development: progress & challenges
Bill Stow, Defra
▪ Stephen Hale, Green Alliance
Prof. Fred Steward, Brunel University

Parallel Sessions I

2007 annual SDRN conference

By SDRN on 20th September 2007
Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 09:45 to 16:45

The 2007 Annual SDRN Conference took place on Thursday 20th September at the RSA, London.

Over 150 SDRN members attended the event to listen to a host of speakers discussing sustainable development research and policy. The day began with an opening speech from Bill Scott, Defra's DG Strategy and Evidence and concluded with a lively panel discussion on 'Health and the Environment'. In addition to those attending the Conference, over 200 people listened to proceedings online, thanks to live audio streams via the SDRN website.