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  • Window onto the world of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice

    07/11/2012

    A new website will provide a unique window onto to the experiences, activities, ideas and reflections of the students and staff of MSc Sustainable Development in Practice.

  • Jim Longhurst to Chair the Environment and Global Change Panel

    06/11/2012

    Jim Longhurst is Chairing the Environment and Global Change Panel as part of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) 2012 evaluation process. The FCT is the public research-funding agency which selects and distributes research funds for a wide range of scientific fields of research. It places high importance on the international peer-review evaluation process as a critical element to ensure credibility and quality in all its activities.

  • Visualising Bristol's low carbon futures: John Rose Award public engagement project underway

    06/11/2012

    Thanks to the 2012 John Rose Award grant from theInstitution of Environmental Sciences and support from Bristol City Council, Rose's low carbon Bristol public engagement art project is under way.

  • UWE graduate Lorayne Woodend wins prestigious RTPI George Pepler International Award

    31/10/2012

    Lorayne Woodend, who has just completed her three year distance learning MA in Town and Country Planning (JDLMA) in the Department of Planning and Architecture has been awarded the prestigious George Pepler International award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

  • Adapting suburbia to face up to climate change

    19/10/2012

    New report launched at Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Parliament Square, London

    14.00-17.15 Tuesday 23 October 2012

    How can we change and adapt our homes to cope with climate change? What actions can neighbourhoods take to mitigate problems caused by increased heat stress and reduced comfort during hot spells, restrictions on water use, reduced air quality, and stress and costs associated with flooding and storm damage? What are the best adaptations we can make to our homes? Should we all install solar panels and grow our own vegetables? What wider infrastructures need to be introduced to prevent flooding prevalent in many areas of the UK? And how do we communicate what changes are best suited to different styles of home and different region in the UK?

  • UWE Bristol Travel Challenge - which journey was the quickest?

    19/10/2012

    In the second annual UWE Bristol Travel Challenge, cycles were narrowly pipped to the finishing line by the motorcycle as the quickest way to commute to Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE professor chairs Bristol Mayorial candidates' debate on green issues

    18/10/2012

    Professor Martin Bigg from UWE Bristol will be in the chair during a free Q&A session to find out candidates' views on sustainability ahead of the Bristol Mayorial Elections. The debate will take place at 7.30pm on 24 October at the Watershed and will be streamed live on the internet.

  • UWE Bristol launches new community garden

    16/10/2012

    Sustainability Week, Monday 15 to Friday 21 October 2012

    UWE Bristol will mark sustainability week by unveiling plans for a new community garden on Frenchay Campus.

  • World's first 'before and after' study of the impact of a Directly Elected Mayor

    16/10/2012

    What impact will a Directly Elected Mayor have on the way Bristol is governed? A team of experts from Bristol's two universities will examine the difference that the introduction of a Directly Elected Mayor will make in what is believed to be a 'world first' in urban studies.

  • ISHE rolls out carbon support package for green SMEs

    09/10/2012

    Rose Bailey has been working with South West SMEs on a range of carbon related business support activities through the Environmental Technologies iNet. The Environmental Technologies iNet provides support to the most promising environmental goods and services businesses in the South West of England, to help develop, protect and commercialise ideas, products and services, exploit new markets and grow sales.

  • Behavioural Change or Societal Change?

    05/10/2012

    UWE's new MSc Sustainable Development in Practice is now underway with a fantastic cohort of students representing a diverse range of backgrounds. One of the main aims of the course is to engage students with the human and social challenges of sustainable development. In a recent post on Two Degrees (a web-based network for sustainability professionals), one of the course tutors Dr Tim Chatterton outlines why a simplistic emphasis on behaviour change often ends in failure and argues that insights from sociology have much to offer those charged with designing low carbon strategies for both business and government. Read Tim's blog here.

  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!

    01/10/2012

    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • Bristol's hidden river to be celebrated with weekend of community events

    20/09/2012

    Capturing stories about the flood history of the River Frome, learning about its wildlife including the European eel and a special dance-circus finale are just some of the events that will take place on 29 and 30 September to celebrate Bristol's hidden River Frome.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre

    11/09/2012

    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol and HP partner to bring clean energy to Kenyan orphanage

    27/07/2012

    UWE Bristol in partnership with HP, has unveiled a new biodigester* at Baraka Children's Home, an orphanage in Nguu Tatu village just north of Mombasa, Kenya. This is the first step in a wider initiative to improve the quality of life for Kenya's children: the Empower Kenya project.

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