Rural Research and Strategy Partnership launches Research Workshop Series

Workshops planned for 2009

News from Forest Research: December 2008

Delegates at a Rural Research and Strategy Partnership workshopThe Rural Research and Strategy Partnership (RRSP), led by Forest Research, launched its series of research workshops this November.

The series was successfully kicked-off with a ‘Rural Scenario Development’ workshop at Sussex University. Dr Sigrid Stagl and Prof Gordon MacKerron, of the University’s Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU), led workshop participants through the process of scenario development and jointly explored the key underlying themes and factors that could influence future rural developments in South East England. Amongst the delegates were Malcolm Rowe, Head of Rural Business and Communities at the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), and Chris Quine of Forest Research.

During the upcoming months, the RRSP will run further workshops, each led by key researchers from one of its partner institutions. Forthcoming workshop events will include:

  • 27 January 2009 – Forest Research: Opportunities and barriers to woodfuel system approaches
  • February 2009 – University for the Creative Arts: Zero carbon buildings – opportunities for rural living? (date to be confirmed)
  • March 2009 – University of Surrey: Ageing in rural environments (date to be confirmed)
  • 2 March 2009 – University of Reading: Energy and waste – anaerobic digestion systems

For further information see our RRSP events page          

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