Environments and Sustainability
Communities, Culture, Environments and Sustainability
In May 2012 a Research Development workshop on the theme of Communities, Culture, Environments and Sustainability was held in Bristol. It was organised in collaboration with the Living with Environmental Change partnership. The overall aim of the workshop was to stimulate the development of innovative proposals for transformative, cross-disciplinary, community-engaged research with the potential to make a significant contribution to the ways diverse communities respond to the challenges posed by environmental change, support the transition of communities towards more sustainable ways of living and cultivate the development of sustainable environments, places and spaces in which community life can flourish. The workshop sought to foster cross-disciplinary and collaborative approaches by bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines and other experts from policy and practice communities. A key theme was the potential to engage with diverse cultural communities in all stages of the research.
Following the workshop, seven smaller follow-up activities and four project Development awards were funded in 2012.
In May 2013 applications were invited from the project development award holders for large grants resulting from their projects to start in 2014. Two awards were made as detailed in the list below.