This week, Matt Reed and Dan Keech have travelled to Bergen in Norway for a key first meeting as part of the the consortium that makes up the ‘URBANFARMS’ project.
Next month, CCRI’s Dan Keech will be participating in the ‘Er Indoors conference with regular collaborator Professor Marc Redepenning from Otto-Friedrich Univeristy in Bamberg. The conference takes place at The Univeristy of Warwick’s Humanities Research Centre.
The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as ‘World Habitat Day’. First celebrated in 1986, John Powell considers the day and how it relates to a project that the CCRI has been involved with – that of ‘Foresters Forest’ in the nearby Forest of Dean.
Over the summer period, two papers have been published that have had involvement from a number of CCRI researchers. Dan Keech is co-author on a paper that will be available next year, whilst Damian Maye, Julie Urquhart and Mauro Vigani contributed to a paper associated with the SURE-Farm project.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
The EU funded ROBUST project has issued an infographic leaflet which is available to download
Janet Dwyer and Dan Keech are involved in the Urban Futures 3 Conference, which is taking place at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus on 21st and 22nd June.
Au audio recording of Dan Keech’s presentation at the 2017 annual meeting of the German Cultural Landscapes Association is available online.
For the last five years, Senior Research Fellow Dan Keech has been teaching in Brno on a short course about food and sustainability at the Masaryk University in Brno. This year he was persuaded to write a blog about his experiences about his time over there which always includes some local culinary delights.
Matt Reed is the lead author on a paper just published in Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems. The paper – “The Challenges of Governing Urban Food Production across Four European City-Regions: Identity, Sustainability and Governance” – is available with free access online.