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All Around Us: The Pontypool Deep Place Study

The Pontypool Deep Place Study seeks to further develop the Deep Place approach to sustainable place-making developed by Professor Dave Adamson and Dr Mark Lang.

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Undertaken on behalf of the Sustainable Places Research Institute by Dr Mark Lang, the Deep Place approach was first adopted through a case study of Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent during 2014.

This second study in Wales has been undertaken in Pontypool, Torfaen, during 2016.

Deep Place is a holistic approach to sustainable place-making. It is grounded in an empirical concern with how to achieve more economically, socially, environmentally and culturally sustainable places and communities.

The approach continues to be strongly influenced by, and indeed seeks to influence in return, theories of social exclusion, transition theory, the Total Place public service reform agenda, and foundation economics.

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All Around Us: The Pontypool Deep Place Study

20 October 2016

This report sets out and further develops the Deep Place approach to sustainable place-making in Pontypool.

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Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy

7 September 2017

Dr Mark Lang and Professor Terry Marsden explore the growing academic and policy discussion about the economic, social, environmental and cultural desirability of economic growth.

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