Approaches to Rural Sustainability and Regeneration:
Dreams, Processes and Decision-Making

 
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9.30am
10.00
11.00
12.00
1 - 2
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm

7pm

5th October 2013
(with on-site accommodation available)

Schedule

Arrivals (teas/coffees available all morning)
Intro / Panel 1 / questions
Panel 2 (parallel sessions)
Breakout/discussion sessions
Lunch
Panel 3 (parallel sessions)
Breakout/discussion sessions
Keynote (Patrick Wright) / plenary / teas/coffee
Finish

Conference dinner (optional)

IN DETAIL
(See speakers' details here)

Introduction to the day, followed by:
Panel 1 Dreams
Michael Woods – Impact of globalization on rural space, and opportunities presented.
Carl Lavery – Louphole: howling for wolves in Newtown.
Jane Davidson – Implementing sustainable thinking and practice in rural Wales.

Panel 2a Urban/rural seams
Emma-Jayne Abbots – Urban/rural migration and effects on food markets.
Yvonne Davies – Photographing rural working life and tourism.
Katherine Jones – Lammas eco-community, planning and perceptions of rural.
Roisin Willmott - Director of Royal Town and Planning Institute, Cymru.

Panel 2b Community voices
Matthew Jarvis – Imagining rural regeneration through poetry.
Oliver Morris – Aspirations of young people.
Jennifer Godard – Rural community arts.
Shan Ashton – Community resilience.

Panel 3a Heritage
Richard Tyler and Jill Venus – Sustainable tourism.
Rowan O’Neill – Regeneration of Cardigan.
Sophie Wynne-Jones – Commodification of nature via ‘ecosystem services’.
Patricia Brien – Designing and making with place sensitivity.

Panel 3b Local Strategies
Margaret Ames – Sustainability, aspiration and disability.
Sioned Haf – Community energy projects.
Joe Evans – Productivity in the hinterlands: Bristol’s green belt.
Andrew Capel – Why some people think the way they do –between community and power structures in Green business.

Keynote
Patrick Wright
Heritage and Place: Some Cultural Perspectives.

Plenary/finish
Patrick Wright, Roisin Willmott, Jane Davidson.

With accommodation on-site, the conference will effectively begin on the evening of Friday 4th October, so there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking.