The following Sustainable Places Research Institute related events take place over the next year.
Making sense of sustainability: Sensing, feeling, talking, reflecting, creating, futuring: An environmental futures dialogue involving artists, environmental thinkers, and members of the public
Location: Wales Millennium Centre
An exciting two-day event, where we will consider the dynamics and benefits of arts-social science research collaborations on the topic of how to build an environmentally- sustainable future.
During the two days there will be a number of creative performances, as well as discussions concerning the role of the arts, particularly theatre and performance, in reflecting on environmental themes and in creating a more sustainable future.
A number of leading Welsh performers, as well as arts and humanities scholars and social scientists will contribute to a series of participative sessions throughout the two days, communicating across the traditional boundaries of each other’s disciplines.
All are welcome to attend, including during day 2, members of the public. The event will be particularly of interest to environmental arts and humanities and social science scholars, as well as arts and creative practitioners.
Attendance is on a first come first serve basis, and you are able to choose whether to attend:
- Day 1: Environmental Futures Dialogue Symposium (6th December 2013)
- Day 2: Public Engagement Day (7th December 2013)
- Day 1 and Day 2 (6th and 7th of December 2013)
More details about the project can be found here.
South East Wales City Region: Towards Sustainable Future?
Location: Cardiff University Glamorgan Building, Room 1.65
Inspired by other success stories of global city-regions throughout world, there has been ongoing discussion about creating the same grouping for South East Wales. Welsh Government support for this scale of planning and development is exemplified in such as the 2008 Wales Spatial Plan and the 2012 City Region Task and Finish Group report. Arguably, however, the narrative of city region building contained within such documents has been centered on enhancing the economic competitiveness of Wales.
During the last three months, PLANET internship students at Sustainable Places Research Institute have been investigating the wider sustainability potential of the city region concept, including whether it can be reframed in the context of South East Wales so as to increase the emphasis given to the social and environmental dimensions of sustainability.
The aim of this seminar event is to share key findings from the research and then use these findings as a platform for discussion around firstly, whether the city-region is an appropriate scale for achieving integrated and sustainable development across South East Wales as a whole?; and secondly, what the barriers are to broadening the sustainability potential of the city-region concept.
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Presentation of key research findings by Sustainable Places Research Institute Interns (15 mins)
- Andyan Diwangkari
- Sesil Dikris Turker
- Sila Ozkavaf
- Expert Respondents (20 mins):
- Prof. Kevin Morgan (Professor of governance and development; member of Welsh Government city-region Task & Finnish Group)
- Prof. Terry Marsden (Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning; Director, Sustainable Places Research Institute)
- Open discussion (20 mins)
Chaired by: Dr. Alex Franklin