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Social and Cultural Values of Urban Nature in Walworth, South London: An Introduction

Copyright - Social Life

This blog was first published on 10 April 2017 at Social Life

In mid-March, Dr Stephen McConnachie joined Social Life on a four-month placement funded by the Valuing Nature Programme. On April 5th, Social Life co-founder, Nicola Bacon, joined Stephen at the launch event for the placement programme. In the first of a series of posts, Stephen explains more about what he’s doing while he is with Social Life.


Natural Capital Committee publication - How to do it: a natural capital workbook

The Natural Capital Committee (NCC) has published "a practical guide aimed at anyone who wants to use natural capital approaches in making decisions about the natural environment. It is intended to support decision-makers, including planners, communities and landowners, but has particular relevance for place-based decisions."


New Valuing Nature Placements 2017

The NERC-funded Valuing Nature Placement Scheme welcomes the successful award winners and their hosts to the launch event on the 5 April in London. The eight placements cover a broad range of topics within the remit of the Valuing Nature Programme. The placements support the Programme aim of building an interdisciplinary research community capable of working across the natural, biological and social sciences, and the arts and humanities; linking researchers to businesses, policymakers and practitioners.


Valuing Nature Business Impact School presentations now available

The Valuing Nature Programme ran a three-day Business Impact School to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact.  

Presentations from business speakers and all the 25 early career researchers at the Valuing Nature Business Impact School are now available.

Full details available HERE

 


First Business Impact School Blog!

This is my first ever blog for a Business Impact School. Wish me luck!!

The valuing nature Business Impact School was held in London and required only getting a short flight from Belfast (mind you I thought an early flight seemed like a good idea at the time….until I realised the coffee shop hadn’t opened yet). 

The Business Impact School was hosted by Willis Towers Watson at the Willis Building and was located near the top floor where you could see the Thames River and the London eye, (mind you my ears did pop a few times going up in the elevator).


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