The following projects are run by researchers within the Sustainable Places Research Institute:


Spatial Design Network Analysis (sDNA) led by Dr Crispin Cooper is a standard method for analysing spatial networks. It is methodology and an evidence base accompanied by a suite of industry standard free software tools..


The DURESS project (Diversity of Upland Rivers for Ecosystem Service Sustainability) is part of a major Research Council initiative to assess the role of biodiversity in delivering the key ecosystem services on which people depend.


The Seagrass Ecosystem Research Group (SERG) is a collaboration between scientists at Cardiff University and Swansea University, engaged in basic and applied research into the structure, function and resilience of seagrass meadows, within a linked social ecological system and the food security support they provide.

Canal and River Trust

In partnership with the Canal and River Trust the Sustainable Places Research Institute is investigating the public benefits of inland waterways in England and Wales.