Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
A new feature length documentary filmed in Nepal will be showcased around the country, following the hard work of Salford PhD student, Laura Ager, who negotiated with the film’s distributor to organise screenings around the UK.
On Wednesday, 1 July from 3.00 pm until 4.00 pm, the University of Salford will be hosting a ‘Self Renovating Neighbourhoods through Community Organising’ public lecture at the Council Chambers at the Old Fire Station.
SURF helped organisations to reduce their CO2 emissions in line with the local region’s carbon reduction targets on Wednesday March 25.
Community researchers came together to produce a digital action plan, which was then shared with a wider audience.
As part of our efforts to try and improve our Green Impact, the SURF Centre is seeking to reduce our foodprint.
The challenge of environmental sustainability is prompting creative and collaborative responses. Increasingly, people are coming together through networks and associations to pool knowledge, expertise and resources, and enable a faster transition to low carbon and sustainable ways of living and working.
The Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional (SURF) are pleased to announce that Jessica Symons, one of our research fellows, has successfully secured a Salford Advantage Fund grant.
The School's Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) is looking for two budding student writers to join the Editorial Team of Platform.
#digitalbiospheric is a pilot project exploring the potential of digital transformations to build long-term capacity within deprived urban communities in order address food austerity.
Videos are now available of the two-day international symposium on ‘the Flexible City’ that was held at the University of Oxford last month, investigating the future of urbanisation and of urban theory.
Community centre managers were given the opportunity to meet with their peers and talk about issues affecting their own organisation and the communities they serve.
Alex Wharton, SURF, and Nathalie Long, Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations gave a presentation to the Royal Geographic Society annual conference in London at the end of August, on how community hubs have the potential to transform cities and create a more socially just, economically viable and ecologically sustainable future,
In early September, Professor Tim May and Dr Beth Perry from SURF hosted and presented at the Universities, Cities and Transformation Workshop.
SURF are pleased to welcome Vincent Walsh, Director of the Biospheric Foundation, as a practitioner-researcher working on the Greater Manchester Local Interaction Platform for Mistra Urban Futures.