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Projects

We are a centre for research in the areas of human geography, planning, urban design and spatial analysis.

We have a diverse portfolio of research projects covering economic, social, political and cultural change and the built and natural environments.

Investigator(s)FundedTitleDatesAmount
Professor R Sonnino, Professor P MilbourneCommission of the European CommunitiesIntegrated urban FOOD policies – developing sustainability Co-benefits, spatial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions - FOODCLIC01/06/2022 to 30/11/2026£695,976
Dr C Bear, Professor R SonninoCommission of the European CommunitiesTransparency solutions for transforming the food system01/02/2022 to 31/01/2026 £430,181
Dr E ShepherdEconomic and Social Research CouncilIdeology, housing and land value capture: Uncovering the politics of development land value11/04/2022 to 10/04/2025£244,089
Dr I Sebastian, Dr A FlynnCommission of the European CommunitiesPathways towards a 'restorative' Anthropocene: a comparative study of three marginalised land practices, their narratives and regenerative potential across local-global dimensions15/09/2021 to 01/02/2025£197,921
Professor S OrfordNERCDigital Solutions programme via Manchester01/02/2021 to 31/01/2025£100,000
Professor P MilbourneCommission of the European CommunitiesBuilding pathways towards FOOD 2030-led urban food policies16/10/2020 to 15/10/2024£582,500
Dr F SartorioArts and Humanities Research CouncilSpaces of HOPE. The hidden history of community Led planning in the UK16/10/2020 to 15/10/2024£23,727
Professor Roberta Sonnino, Professor Paul Milbourne and Dr Dalia Mattioni EU CommissionFOODTRAILS16/10/2020 to
15/10/2024
£582,500
Dr P Mackie, Miss R Cannings-John, Miss Y Moriarty, Mr I Thomas, Dr J WhiteNational Institute for Health ResearchCTI on release from prison01/03/2022 to 29/02/2024£516,793
Dr Christopher BearBritish Academy and Leverhulme TrustYoung people, alternative proteins and pedagogies for sustainable futures18/10/2021 to 18/10/2023£8,494
Dr K O'NeillBritish AcademyVeganpreneurship: food system transformation or new economic opportunity? Motivations and drivers for vegan entrepreneurship01/10/2021 to 30/09/2023£7,906
Dr S Shahab, Dr B WebbEconomic and Social Research CouncilCreating prosperous city centres post pandemic through repurposing retail space01/02/2022 to 31/07/2023£50,229
Dr E PittWelsh GovernmentResilient green spaces01/10/2021 to 30/06/2023£28,395
Dr G EnticottCommission of the European CommunitiesRethinking of antimicrobial decision-systems in the management of animal production01/06/2019 to 31/05/2023£180,818
Dr A Healy, Professor G BristowCommission of the European CommunitiesENergy TRANsitions from Coal and carbon: Effects on Societies01/05/2020 to 30/04/2023£147,046
Dr A Collins, Professor M MundayEconomic and Social Research CouncilTransforming event impact evaluations and staging more sustainable events: a focus on plastic consumption01/01/2022 to 31/03/2023£14,776
Dr M WargentThe British AcademyNetwork on devolution, local autonomy, and the multi-level governance of place in Britain and Canada01/04/2022 to 31/03/2023£5,000
Dr Richard GaleThe British Academy'Every living thing': The nexus of cultural and economic values within resilient urban water systems (A case study of Hargeisa, Somaliland)01/03/2021 to 28/02/2023£48,869
Dr M Khan, Dr T SmithEconomic and Social Research CouncilA Blended Learning Framework for Bangladesh: Policy and practice placement on spatialities of the future of education01/01/2022 to 28/02/2023£14,966
Professor P Mackie Centre for Homelessness ImpactAdditional financial assistance for people with experience of homelessness trial01/09/2021 to 31/12/2022£9,975
Dr A Collins, Professor M Munday, Mr N RocheRoyal Welsh Agricultural Society Ltd (RWAS Ltd)Environmental sustainability of the royal Welsh agricultural society01/04/2022 to 30/09/2022£11,957
Dr Peter MackieEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account and Oak FoundationUpstream Cymru01/02/2021 to 30/04/2022N/A
Dr Matluba KhanHEFCW-GCRFCrisis-led approaches to teaching and learning in Bangladesh: New frameworks for outdoor, blended learning in low-income country contexts01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022£43,725
Dr Matluba KhanCardiff University and Cardiff CouncilCo-creating a child and youth-friendly covid recovery plan for marginalised communities in Cardiff01/11/2021 to 30/09/2022£14,500
Rebecca Windemer Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)End-of-life challenges for the wind and solar energy sectors01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021£97,579
Torik HolmesEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)The constitution of 'urban' electricity demand01/10/2020 to 30/09/2021£120,584
Sina ShahabThe Royal Irish Academy, The British AcademyPlanning and Design Interventions for Improving the Well-Being of Vulnerable Groups31/01/2020 to 31/01/2021N/A
Adrian HealyUKRI Future Leaders FellowshipWater stressed cities: Individual choice, access to water and pathways to resilience in sub-Saharan Africa01/01/2020 to 31/12/2023£1,085,387
Dr Patricia Lopes Simoes Aelbrecht, Dr Hesam Kamalipour, Dr Nastaran Peimani, Dr Wesley AelbrechtESRC Impact Acceleration Account 2021My/Your Cardiff Public Space Campaign2020
to
2021
N/A
Dr Hesam Kamalipour, Dr Nastaran Peimani, Dr Debdulal SahaHEFCW GCRF 2020Negotiating Livelihoods and Rights in Contested Urban Space2020
to
2022
N/A
Dr Dimitris Potoglou and Dr Georgina SantosEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)Decarbonising transport through electrification, a whole system approach (DTE)01/09/2019 to 31/08/2022£50,777
Dr P Mackie, Dr S OrfordEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)UK collaborative centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE)01/08/2017 to 30/05/2022£401,137
Professor K MorganVolkswagen StifungAgents of change and path creation in old-industrial regions01/01/2019 to 31/12/2021£183,343
Dr Julian BrigstockeArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)Transforming atmospheric authority: Experimental embodiments in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro01/11/2019 to 31/10/2021£167,729
Dr Angelina Sanderson-BellamyBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)Transforming food system relationships01/01/2019 to 31/01/2021

£531,744

Dr Carla de LaurentisEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Supporting renewable energy deployment: Exploring routes from research into practice01/10/2019 to 31/12/2020£105,565
Professor M MieleLeverhulme TrustShaping Inter-Species Connectedness01/01/2018 to 31/12/2020£216,000
Professor R HugginsEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Productivity Insights Network01/01/2018 to 01/12/2020£1,479,790
Dr Jennifer OwenEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Getting your stuff together: The role of storage and decluttering services in the management of domestic materiality over the life course01/10/2019 to 30/09/2020£88,514
Dr S Martinat, Professor R CowellSêr Cymru II - COFUNDAnaerobic digestion plants in rural Wales: social-spatial diffusion of technology, social acceptance and energy transition01/02/2018 to 31/08/2020£161,821.30
Dr Agatha Herman, Dr Tom SmithRSG-IBG Environment and Sustainability GrantPathways to just and sustainable development practices through Tanzanite mining and production01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020£15,000
Crispin CooperAlain Chiaradia3d urban network analysis01/07/2020 to 31/07/2020£6,204
Dr G EnticottWestpoint Group Trading LtdBovine Tuberculosis Advisory Service01/08/2017 to 31/07/2020£11,000
Dr Oleg GolebchikovEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Strengthening policy capacities for sustainable housing and urban development in countries with economies in transition01/04/2020 to 30/06/2020

£13,185

Dr A InceStockholm UniversityUrban Riots: A comparative study of Stockholm and London23/02/2016 to 31/03/2020£82,391
Dr A IorisBritish Academy Newton FundA long-pending Indian question: Consequences of agribusiness expansion and ambiguous national borders for the Guarani- Kaiowás in Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)20/03/2018 to 28/02/2020£72,975
Dr Gareth EnticottDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)Decision-making research into farmers’ cattle purchasing behaviour, investigating the current role of TB risk assessment in purchase decisions and appraising future ways to increase the importance of such risk assessments22/10/2019 to 27/02/2020£66,000
Dr Patricia Lopes Simoes Aelbrecht, Dr Richard Gale, Professor Gary Bridge, Dr Quentin Stevens, Dr Tuna Tasan-Kok, Professor Tom NielsenCities Research Centre 2017, 2018.
CUROP 2017, 2018, 2019. RMIT Exchange Grant 2018.
European Public Space Design Programs with Social Cohesion and Intercultural Dialogue in Mind2018
to
2020
£15,000
Dr Pete MackieWelsh GovernmentReview of priority need in Wales01/03/2019 to 30/11/2019£45,337
Professor T Marsden, Dr H PittCanal and River TrustDevelopment of research framework programme01/05/2014 to 31/10/2019£120,000
Dr A IorisArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)Agro-cultural frontiers and the Amazon: contested histories, new alterities and emerging cultures01/11/2017 to 31/10/2019£48,576
Professor T MarsdenEU-CommissionSUSPLACE01/10/2015 to 30/09/2019£449,165
Dr C FullerThe Leverhulme TrustBrexit, foreign corporate subsidiaries and regional development01/09/2018 to 01/09/2019£54,908
Dr G EnticottDepartment for Environmental Food and Rural AffairsAn analysis of bTB data and information requirements01/07/2018 to 31/03/2019£15,552
Professor P Milbourne, Dr J Anderson and Dr S OrfordEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)WISERD/Civil Society: Devolution, social and economic change and the local and regional landscapes of civil society01/04/2014 to 31/03/2019£350,517
Dr G EnticottEU-CommissionStrengthening animal production and health through the immune response01/03/2015 to 28/02/2019£265,435
Professor K Morgan, Professor I Jones, Dr E Elliott, Professor C Jones, Dr R AshelfordEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Social innovation in the foundational economy: promoting inclusive growth in the Cardiff capital region20/11/2018 to 30/11/2018£23,250
Professor J Anderson, Dr S OrfordArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Literature WalesA new literary geography: Establishing a digital atlas of Wales and its borderlands03/05/2016 to 02/08/2018£477,232
Professor S Baker, Dr A Sanderson Bellamy and Dr L Cullen-UnsworthBritish AcademyThe role and interplay between private and public governance within the land-coastal zone-sea interface and the impact on food security01/12/2016 to 31/03/2018£311.37
Dr L Yu, Dr A FlynnEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Smart eco-cities for a green economy: a comparative study of Europe and China01/04/2015 to 31/03/2018£48,333
Dr A Sanderson Bellamy, Professor S Baker, Dr A HermanBritish AcademyCERTAIN: Certification evaluation toolkit and methods for inspiring consumer trust in food producers01/04/2017 to 31/03/2018£9,540
Dr A Flynn, Dr A Frank, Professor C Tweed, Dr W JabiInstitute of International EducationNovel approaches of employing green infrastructure (GI) to enhance urban sustainability07/04/2015 to 15/02/2018£18,303
Professor R Sonnino, Professor T Marsden and Dr A Moragues FausEuropean UnionTransmango: Assessment of the impact of drivers of change on Europe's food and nutrition security01/02/2014 to 31/01/2018N/A
Dr G DeVerteuilCardiff UniversityProsperous cities at the top of the urban hierarchy13/01/2018 to 21/01/2018£2,000
Dr L Yu, Dr A FlynnNAThe research for Liveable Quality and its Promotion Path for Xiamen28/04/2017 to 20/01/2018N/A
Professor R Huggins, Professor K MorganThe Hodge FoundationEconomic renewal for Wales01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017£9,950
Professor R SonninoFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Framework of Action for the Urban Food Agenda27/06/2017 to 30/11/2017£21,727
Dr A FlynnEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC), PanalpinaStandards and the circular economy01/06/2017 to 31/10/2017£3,000
Professor R SonninoScottish GovernmentImplementing healthy and sustainable catering in Scotland's public sector12/09/2016 to 30/09/2017£22,510
Dr A HermanThe Leverhulme TrustThe power of Fairtrade: Resilience, ethical development and wine networks01/11/2016 to 31/08/2017N/A
Professor R SonninoCommission of the European CommunitiesStudy on food in cities – innovation for a sustainable and healthy production, delivery and consumption of food in cities01/01/2017 to 31/08/2017£7,804
Professor G BristowNatural Environment Research CouncilResilience in groundwater supply systems: Integrating resource-based approaches with agency, behaviour and choice in West Africa (RIGSS)01/11/2016 to 31/07/2017£88,011
Dr O GolubchikovSchool of Geography and PlanningThe Nexus of Smart Cities and Energy: A Scoping Survey of Urban Strategies01/06/2017 to 01/07/2017£2,000
Dr P Aelbrecht, Dr R Gale, Professor G BridgeCardiff UniversityComparative Study on European Public Space Design Programs with Social Cohesion in mind01/06/2017 to 01/07/2017£2,500
Professor K MorganEU CommissionSmart Specialisation for regional development01/07/2013 to 30/06/2016£557,387
Dr L YuBritish CouncilThe research for symbiosis between traditional buildings and environment in rural township in the process of urbanisation01/04/2016 to 31/03/2017£1,500
Professor G Bristow, Dr A HealyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Community resilience and Brexit25/02/2017 to 31/03/2017£3,683
Professor G Bristow, Dr A HealyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Guiding local and regional economic resilience01/03/2016 to 28/02/2017£20,526