SUSPLACE is a Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission, to train Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to study sustainable place-shaping practices.
The network provides training in scientific and professional skills to enable ESRs to pursue academic or high-professional careers at various institutions such as governments, NGOs, consultancies and businesses.
SUSPLACE is coordinated at Wageningen University and brings together six universities and seven non-academic partners in seven European countries: The Netherlands, United Kingdom (Wales), Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, Finland and Portugal. The SUSPLACE approach provides insight into how to utilize the full potential of places and communities for development and help to build capacities of people to engage in place-shaping processes and thus strengthen connectivity between policy-makers, academics, businesses and civil society.
The Sustainable Places Research Institute is hosting three ESRs in Cardiff to continue with building research and expertise in the following topic areas:
- Place Ambassadors: exploring the role of private sector businesses in supporting sustainable place-shaping through their enrolment in formal ‘place ambassador’schemes.
- Connected Learning Spaces: exploring the significance of ‘place’ within learning experiences for sustainability to increase connectivity and engagement between higher education institutions (universities) and local communities.
- Sustainable City Regions: promoting a better understanding of the relationship between the different sustainability pillars at a regional scale.
SUSPLACE Training Network #5, Cardiff
Date: March 19, 2018 - March 29, 2018
In March 2018, the SUSPLACE consortium will be meeting in Cardiff, Wales, UK for their fifth bi-annual training network. Hosted by Sustainable Places Research Institute and in collaboration with the Welsh Government, the training will focus on qualitative data analysis, policy and practice of sustainable place-shaping. You can download the programme here. Please note, this is a closed event.