Sustainable Places Research Institute

A meeting place for sustainability science, focussed on exploring innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.

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Sustainability short term policies

Impact

We deliver relevant, robust, research that is used by policy-makers across Wales, the UK and further afield to support evidence-based policy making.

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Events

Find out more about our public lectures, research seminars and workshops in sustainability science and place-making.

Latest news

LYEA project

Pilot project to get young people involved in caring for Britain’s waterways a success

19 February 2018

A pilot programme aimed at getting young people from Leicester’s Somali community involved in learning about and caring for Britain’s waterways was a success, researchers at Cardiff University have found.

Seagrass

Sewage and animal waste having serious impact on UK coastline

13 February 2018

High levels of pollution are being found in areas of water which are supposedly afforded special EU protection, new research reveals

Elephant

Shedding new light on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephants

17 January 2018

Elephants might have arrived on Borneo at a time of the last land bridge between the Sunda Islands in Southeast Asia, a new paper published in Scientific Reports has found.

Research map

International research map

Find out more about some of our research projects around the world.