How to be a Citizen Scientist - volunteering in scientific research

| CECHR, Environment, Geography, Planning

Citizen Scientists are volunteers who get involved in real scientific research.  They help scientists to answer questions that they simply can’t answer on their own.  If you love science, always wanted to be a scientist, or are looking to try something new and learn new skills, come and join our ‘How to be a Citizen Scientist’ workshop.  The workshop will include an introduction to what Citizen Science is, presentations from existing citizen science projects you can get involved in, and a hands on practical session to give you a real taste of what it’s like to be a ci...

Rethinking Masterplanning: Creating Quality Places

| CECHR, Planning

Today’s complex systems of development require an integrated approach for   dealing with changes in place to bring desired longer-term impacts and benefits, and become the basis of future professional development practice. Edited By Husam AlWaer and Barbara Illsley (Recently published to an endorsement from the The Academy of Urbanism),  Rethinking Masterplanning explores new holistic approaches to masterplanning that aim to address the unpredictable nature of development, and accommodate elements of change in a socio-demographic context. This book reviews the latest debates, rese...

Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice


Running from 30st august - 1st September, Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. The aim of Transformations 2017 is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country co...

Sustainable management of the historic environment

Andrea Ross
| General News, Research News, 2017, CECHR

Professor Andrea Ross has recently published an article entitled ‘Sustainable management in policy and practice:  the placing of solar panels on listed buildings in Scotland’ in Environmental Law and Management.   One of the challenges for sustainable management of the historic environment is to identify its key characteristics and to then establish the boundaries within which change can continue so that it enhances rather than diminishes historic character. This article critically examines how the current system for managing change in listed buildings in Scotland is dealing with the ...

Survey into the effectiveness of Floodline – direct messaging service – your views are sought!

| CECHR, Environment, Planning, Geography, Resilience

The focus of the study is on the public flood warning system that SEPA operates, called Floodline.  Specifically, the study is looking at usage of Floodline’s phone/text direct messaging service, which members of the public can choose to register for. This messaging service has grown in recent years, and to assist in planning its future development, we are seeking views both from those who are registered for it and from those who are not. The present survey focusses on only the latter – those who are not registered currently for the messaging service.  We would like as ...