Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space
The Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Space (CRESS) is a major research centre based at Cardiff University.
The Centre aims to develop significant programmes of research and international collaborative working, as well as PhD and Masters courses around rural and environmental themes.
- rural society and culture
- rural economy
- the sustainability of rural environments
- rural and environmental governance
- environmental justice and rural welfare
- rural housing and services
- agri-food systems
- ethical consumption
Meet the team
- Bridgens, B. et al., 2019. Closing the loop on e-waste: a multidisciplinary perspective. Journal of Industrial Ecology 23 (1), pp.169-181. (10.1111/jiec.12645)
- Cowell, R. and Devine-Wright, P. 2018. A 'delivery-democracy dilemma'? Mapping and explaining policy change for public engagement with energy infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 20 (4), pp.499-517. (10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443005)
- Ioris, R. and Ioris, A. 2018. Colombia's fractured history and continued challenges following the Havana Accord. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 13 , pp.79-83. (10.1080/15423166.2017.1401485)
- Enticott, G. 2018. International migration by rural professionals: professional subjectivity, disease ecology and veterinary migration from the United Kingdom to New Zealand. Journal of Rural Studies (10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.02.006)
- Ioris, A. 2018. Seeding a narrow future and harvesting an exclusionary past: the contradictions and future scenarios of agro-neoliberalism in Brazil. Futures 95 , pp.76-85. (10.1016/j.futures.2017.10.003)
- Cowell, R. J. W. 2017. Decentralising energy governance? Wales, devolution and the politics of energy infrastructure decision-making. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 35 (7), pp.1242-1263. (10.1177/0263774X16629443)
- Smith, K. et al. 2017. “It’ll be our own little Wales out there”: re-situating Bardsey Island for post-devolution Wales in Fflur Dafydd’s Twenty Thousand Saints. Island Studies Journal 12 (2), pp.317-328. (10.24043/isj.35)
- Schulz, C. and Ioris, A. A. R. 2017. The paradox of water abundance in Mato Grosso, Brazil.. Sustainability 9 (10) 1796. (10.3390/su9101796)
- Miele, M. et al. 2017. Implementation of the European legislation to protect farm animals: a case-study on French inspections to find solutions to improve compliance. Animal Welfare Journal 26 (3), pp.311-321. (10.7120/09627222.214.171.1241)
- Schulz, C. et al., 2017. Applying a ‘value landscapes approach’ to conflicts in water governance: the case of the Paraguay-Paraná Waterway. Ecological Economics 138 , pp.47-55. (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.03.033)
- Wonneck, L. and Hobson, K. 2017. Practice-based spill-over effects: evidence from Calgary’s municipal food and yard waste recycling pilot. Canadian Geographer / Geographie Canadien 61 (3), pp.415-427. (10.1111/cag.12391)
- Maye, D. , Enticott, G. and Naylor, R. 2017. Using scenario-based influence mapping to examine farmers' biosecurity behaviour.. Land Use Policy 66 , pp.265-277. (10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.04.026)
- Ioris, A. 2017. Places of agribusiness: displacement, replacement, and misplacement in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Geographical Review 107 (3), pp.452-475. (10.1111/gere.12222)
- Hacking, N. and Flynn, A. 2017. Networks, power and knowledge in the planning system: a case study of energy from waste. Progress in Planning 113 , pp.1-37. (10.1016/j.progress.2015.12.001)
- Ioris, A. A. R. 2017. Encroachment and entrenchment of agro-neoliberalism in the Centre- West of Brazil. Journal of Rural Studies 51 , pp.15-27. (10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.01.011)
- Cowell, R. J. W. 2017. Policy and practice: the EU referendum, planning and the environment: where now for the UK?. Town Planning Review 88 (2), pp.153-171. (10.3828/tpr.2017.12)
- Doheny, S. and Milbourne, P. 2017. Community, rurality, and older people: critically comparing older people's experiences across different rural communities. Journal of Rural Studies 50 , pp.129-138. (10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.12.003)
- Sanderson Bellamy, A. and Ioris, A. A. R. 2017. Addressing the knowledge gaps in agroecology and identifying guiding principles for transforming conventional agri-food systems. Sustainability 9 (3) 330. (10.3390/su9030330)
- Milbourne, P. and Mason, K. 2017. Environmental injustice and post-colonial environmentalism: opencast coal mining, landscape and place. Environment and Planning A 49 (1), pp.29-46. (10.1177/0308518X16665843)
- Schulz, C. et al., 2017. The value base of water governance: a multi-disciplinary perspective. Ecological Economics 131 , pp.241-249. (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.09.009)
- Anderson, J. 2017. Retreat or re-connect: how effective can ecosophical communities be in transforming the mainstream?. Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography 99 (2), pp.192-206. (10.1080/04353684.2017.1324653)
- Marsden, T. 2016. Exploring the rural eco-economy: beyond neoliberalism. Sociologia Ruralis 56 (4), pp.597-615. (10.1111/soru.12139)
Visit the School of Geography and Planning events page if you're interested in similar topics.
Sustainable and responsive environments: Green space planning for health and well-being
This event featured a presentation by Dr Mick Lennon (University College Dublin) regarding on-going work that seeks to address an identified need for a conceptually-informed way for user-responsive green space planning for health and well-being.
Dr Alan Netherwood (Netherwood Sustainable Futures) and Cardiff University researchers involved in health and green infrastructure research (School of Geography and Planning) provided critical comments and reflections highlighting links of Dr Lennon’s study with other initiatives such as those by the Welsh Office for Future Generations and the Well-being Act.
Brexit and the future of food and farming
This event examined the impacts and possible future scenarios arising from Brexit in the food and farming sectors. Since June 2016, the process of leaving the EU has highlighted the complex ways the farming and food sectors are connected to Europe through markets, regulation and policy.
Brexit will require new systems of rural development, agricultural subsidies and ecosystem services, and new rules to address the sector's reliance on overseas labour.