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

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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.



Find out about our research into the structure, function and resilience of seagrass meadows, within a linked social ecological system and the food security support they provide.

3d network analysis of the South Wales Valleys


Spatial Design Network Analysis (sDNA) is a standard method for analysing spatial networks led by Dr Crispin Cooper.



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.

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Place-based approaches to Environmental Education

The Place-based approaches to Environmental Education project explores the impact of efforts to nurture environmental learning within experiential contexts.



SUSPLACE is a Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission, to train Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study Sustainable Place-shaping practices.