Research projects

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GIS of the Lower Severn Vale

This project, led by Robert Berry, is aimed at developing a digital map database, or geographic information system (GIS), of the Lower Severn Vale using undergraduate student interns working with open source GIS software.
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Agents for Change

Paul Courtney worked with South West Forum and Clarity to undertake an evaluation of the Somerset Village Agents project.
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Authorities across the West Thames area to learn how different land management methods impact on flood risk.

Rural survey

The aim of the survey was to assess the current key concerns for those living in rural areas and aimed to develop an up-to-date agenda for such areas.
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ROBUST was a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. It aimed to improve and develop relationships between rural and urban areas.
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The role of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in creating rural jobs

A CCRI research team worked with the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning on a research project commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) to outline the potential of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with regards to creating rural employment.