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Co-producing neighbourhood resilience

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

New research in a special issue of Building Research & Information explores the social-ecological aspects of neighbourhood resilience through the use of co-production processes. It shows that the scale of the neighbourhood, its social networks and physical aspects are significant for creating resilience - the capabilities and capacities to thrive in response to uncertainty, threats, disturbances and shocks.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:15

The Sustainable Research Institute at the University of Leeds is hosting a joint seminar as part of its Sustainability Seminars programme.  Chaired by Dr Sally Russell, Associate Professor of Business, Organisations and Sustainability, in the seminar Dr Pablo Munoz will present his research focused on purpose-driven entrepreneurship, which explores the four themes of sustainable entrepreneurship, community enterprising, inclusive innovation and poverty alleviation, and sharing economy.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

London, UK

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda. ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim, by 2030, to eradicate extreme poverty, promote prosperity and people's well-being, while protecting the environment. The new agenda was agreed upon by 193 UN Member States on 1st August following a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years.

International Sustainability Transitions Conference

By Bridget Elliott on 30th June 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 13:00 to Friday, August 28, 2015 - 17:30

University of Sussex, UK

New book- ‘Beyond Certification’

By Bridget Elliott on 16th June 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

Can certification deliver urgently needed improvements to complex problems like deforestation and the exploitation of people? In this new book, Scott Poynton, founder of The Forest Trust, makes a compelling case for a new approach to social and environmental problems that goes 'beyond certification'. The book offers an alternative model, ‘VT-TV’, based on Values, Transparency, Transformation and Verification, which the author has been exploring and implementing with over 70 companies and industries around the world.

‘Our Green City’ public engagement project

By Bridget Elliott on 16th June 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

A new public engagement project, ‘Our Green City: Global Challenges, Bristol Solutions’ aims to educate participants about current environmental and social challenges faced by cities across the world and the solutions that are being found to these. Launching in September 2015 and running over six weeks, the project is delivered as a free, online learning experience that anyone can access.

Blog series on Sustainable Development Goals

By Bridget Elliott on 3rd June 2015
Found in: Research and Resources

In 2015 the United Nations are expected to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability has recently made available a new blog series giving recommendations for targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. Topics for the three most recent blog posts include: solving the energy trilemma; focussing on low-income housing and settlements in cities to end urban hunger; and the politics of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:30 to 16:00

Cheltenham, UK

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 08:30 to Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:00

Surrey, UK