Well-being and National Planning Policy: Evaluating the implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales
Application deadline: 25 May 2018
Start date: 1 October 2018
The aim of this PhD is to critically assess and further develop approaches to the translation and integration of well-being principles and planning evidence into national planning policy through a case study of Wales and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
Project aims and methods
It is expected that the successful applicant will spend a portion of their fieldwork embedded within Welsh Government as part of this process.
The PhD will undertake research to address the following questions:
- What current approaches exist for integrating well-being concepts into planning and how might they be translated into the development of national planning policy?
- How effectively can Welsh Government produced socio-economic data and trends be utilised as tools to implement well-being principles into national planning policy?
- How can public and government submitted planning evidence get integrated into broader spatial concepts of well-being in national planning policy in Wales?
- What methods might best integrate qualitative and quantitative planning evidence into well-being principles for national planning policy in Wales?