Royal Society Commission Land Use Decision-Making Research

16 March 2020

Royal Society Commission Land Use Decision-Making Research

Professor Gavin Parker and Joe Doak from Real Estate & Planning, along with Dr Jeremy Burchardt (University of Reading, Department of History) have been awarded a timely research project by the Royal Society as part of their Living Landscapes programme.

The work will review the way that rural land use has been regulated over time – particularly pertinent at this critical juncture in rural land-use policy and practice given Brexit and climate challenges. The work will include recommending how land-use decisions may be better organised to deliver enhanced environmental and social outcomes.

The Royal Society’s Living Landscapes policy programme aims to inform a long-term vision for how the UK manages its land in a way that combines agricultural productivity with sound environmental stewardship. For more information on the programme, visit the Royal Society website.