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.
The Trust is responsible for 2000 miles of canal and river, plus buildings and other historic features. This represents a considerable resource for recreation, transport, physical activity and more.
Research Associate Dr Hannah Pitt is researching what socio-demographic factors might affect engagement with waterways, and seeking to identify how greater involvement can be facilitated. Her research is helping understand the social, economic and environmental benefits arising from waterways, and how else they might contribute positively to sustainable places and communities.