April Forum: “Market versus State? Responsibility for Sustainability Policy in Housing”
|Starts:||16:00 28 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||17:00 28 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
The New Researchers Network is pleased to host Abigail Gilbert from the School of Environment, Education and Development discussing the way in which regulation of large scale residential development, and actors using it, make associations between local population growth, environmental challenges, and green space natures at different scales. The NRN Forum series aims to provide a space for informal discussion and exchange of ideas for PhD students, postdoctoral and early career researchers who are interested in policy. After a short introduction by Abigail, the floor will be open for what is shaping up to be an exciting debate.
Primary texts of the 1970s environmental movement – such as Silent Spring, Blueprint and the Limits To Growth –provided the original impetus for contemporary sustainable development debates. These texts placed great emphasis on the role of biotic nature, and notion of ecological limits, calling for more conscious associations to be made between people, and their demand on and transformation of nature. However, as greatest public concern arose around issues of pollution, regulatory responses were reactive, and conservationist, missing opportunities to make proactive associations between people and environment across scales. At the same time, large scale residential development continues to transform land use while also providing the means to support increased population at the local, regional and cumulatively, national scale. For this reason, planning of large scale housing has been a focal point for sustainable development policy over the last decade.
This presentation will consider the way in which regulation of large scale residential development, and actors using it, make associations between local population growth, environmental challenges, and green space natures at different scales. It will question whether this changes established understandings of the role of nature, and ask where responsibility lies for change in this context.
Please contact Elnaz Ghafoorikoohsar (email@example.com) for further details. This is a non-ticketed free event aimed at PhD students and early career researchers.
Organiser: Policy@Manchester: New Researchers Network (NRN)
Role: PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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