Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE)
The Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments (SPE) aims to develop an understanding of how to achieve healthy, resilient, sustainable and smart places, in the context of climate and ecological emergencies.
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Welcome to our new SPE Research Centre Members who have recently joined UWE . We have continued to grow as a research centre in capacity and outstanding research endeavours. We are very pleased to welcome our new members as they take on and excel in their different roles. Amanda Ramsay I joined SPE in May, having … Continue reading "Welcome to our new SPE Research Centre Members"
Welcome to our new SPE Research Centre Members
by Amir Gohar A picture of Habiba Eid before she passed away. Background As a specialized urbanist, I have had a long career of working professionally in participatory design and planning. I directed projects scaled from detailed design interventions to master planning; these included coastal urban planning in the Red Sea; urban design in Senegal; … Continue reading "CELEBRATING HABIBA EID (The Egyptian Jane Jacobs)"
CELEBRATING HABIBA EID (The Egyptian Jane Jacobs)
by Rebecca Windemer Arriving in Sweden, I was excited to learn more about their impressive renewable energy production and heat networks. Sweden has been a leader in this area, aiming to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040. What I was not expecting during my visits to Gothenburg and Stockholm, was to … Continue reading "From City Planning to Renewable Energy: Lessons from Sweden’s engagement approach"
From City Planning to Renewable Energy: Lessons from Sweden’s engagement approach
By Amir Gohar Although the history of governances has been thoroughly chronicled and the history of tourism has also been thoroughly examined, the relationship between both has received relatively little attention. This is primarily because numerous scholars have specialised in certain perspectives of tourism, including anthropological, sociological, cultural, economic, business, and hospitality. The management of tourism … Continue reading "Tourism Governance: a critical discourse on a global industry"
Tourism Governance: a critical discourse on a global industry
by Dannielle Sinnett, Hannah Hickman, Katie McClymont, Stephen Hall, Cat Loveday, Jessica Lamond and Rebecca Windemer We were commissioned by Homes for the South West, a consortium of housing associations, to examine the factors affecting housing affordability in the region and provide an estimate of future housing needs. To do this, we drew on Government … Continue reading "The challenge of delivering affordable housing in the South West"
The challenge of delivering affordable housing in the South West
by Gloria Lanci My recent book, ‘Art Maps and Cities’, presents an original study on how contemporary artists are exploring urban spaces through mapping. It elaborates on the idea of the art map as an open-ended practice that can unfold collective endeavour, personal narratives, contestation and protest, embodiment and play, and where knowledge is a … Continue reading "ART MAPS AND CITIES: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORE URBAN SPACES"
ART MAPS AND CITIES: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORE URBAN SPACES
by Judith Parry In June this year, I had the privilege of attending a residential conference for UWE postgraduate research students, hosted by the graduate school. Among the excellent items in a packed programme was an activity based on the dance your PhD contest. This is an annual competition aimed at postgraduate researchers, in which … Continue reading "Hitting the right note"
Hitting the right note
by Carla De Laurentis COP 27 concluded on the 20th of November 2022 and stressed how the unprecedented global energy crisis underlines the urgency to rapidly transform energy systems and the need to accelerate towards a clean and just transition to renewable energy. Seizing the opportunities of cheaper renewables will play a major role in the forthcoming … Continue reading "Ageing onshore wind infrastructures: researching end of life moments of wind energy infrastructure in Italy"
Ageing onshore wind infrastructures: researching end of life moments of wind energy infrastructure in Italy
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