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Approaches to Rural Sustainability and Regeneration: Dreams, Processes and Decision-Making

A list of speakers enclosed
Saturday 5th October 2013 - 9:00am
Fforest, Cilgerran, Ceredigion

Registration will be £30, and formal registration will be available soon.

Meanwhile please register your interest with Reuben at rek@aber.ac.uk and we'll get back to you.

An interdisciplinary conference that aims to respond to a range of material that addresses rural sustainability and regeneration, with a focus on how and why decisions are made at individual, local, community and government level. Bringing together perspectives from geography, history, policy-making, regeneration practitioners and the arts, the conference will open up the gaps between individual and collective aspiration, and reality.

Provisional

9.30am
10.00
11.00
12.00
1 - 2pm
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm

7pm

Schedule

Arrivals / registration / coffees
Panel 1
Breakout sessions with tea/coffee
Panel 2
lunch
Panel 3
Breakout sessions
Keynote (Patrick Wright) / plenary; teas/coffee
Finish

Conference dinner (optional)

Speakers currently include:
Patrick Wright is Professor of Literature and Visual & Material Culture at Kings College London. He is a writer and broadcaster, whose broad range of historical references have been used to examine the changing concept of heritage, landscape and social structures.
Professor Michael Woods (rural geography and strategic planning).
Professor Carl Lavery (aesthetics of sustainability).
Jane Davidson (former Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales, and currently director of INSPIRE at Trinity St Davids).
Katherine Jones (doctoral research student investigating the Lammas eco-community).
Dr Matthew Jarvis (environmental approaches to literature, and eco-criticism).
Dr Emma-Jayne Abbots (urban/rural in/out-migration and food markets)