Alister Scott

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom

1. Our work on guidance and tools from the NEAFO project provides a useful platform to engage with non usual suspects 2. We have a series of ongoing case studies on health and well being associated with Birmingham (GBSLEP) and the South Downs National Park. In particular the engagement of the Local Enterprise Partnerships with this agenda is critical these can be built on as we featured pioneers of mainstreaming the ecosystem approach into policy and decision making. 3. I am also a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute Policy Practice and Research Committee from which the VNN research can start to engage with the planning profession. |I would also argue that the research should work with RICS, ICE, IEMA in order to bring these members into the frame. I can act as a conduit with both academic and industry respectability. 4. It is also important that the research has traction within other government departments such as DCLG BIZ and DECC. 5. My research expertise positioned between the built and natural environment professions is key USP as relatively few academics are working in this niche.

Research provider
Social Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Research Area: 
public engagement
Urban ecosystems
Health and wellbeing