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The Future of Rural Land Use

invitation...


The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme

invites you to attend:

The Future of Rural Land Use

On Thursday 4 June 2009

at Congress House

Great Russell Street

London WC1B 3LS

Strategic land use is being driven up the political agenda by public concerns

over climate change, flood risk, food security and sustainable energy supplies,

and it is a major focus for the Relu programme. Relu’s researchers represent

the largest pool of academic expertise on land and water in the UK. Their work

is developing an informed perspective on contemporary challenges and

posing major issues for land use policy and practice, including how to manage

the countryside to provide adaptable and multifunctional landscapes. At this

Relu conference they will present key challenges, explore cross-cutting

concepts and give hands-on demonstrations of cutting-edge methodologies

they are using to investigate the future of our countryside.


The Future of Rural Land Use

Thursday 4 June 2009

9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Chair’s welcome

Baroness Young of Old Scone

10.10 The Future of Rural Land Use; Philip Lowe, Relu Director

The Future for Energy Crops; Angela Karp, Rothamsted Research

The Future for Food-Producing Landscapes; Philip Jones, Reading University

11.00 Coffee

11.20 The Future for the Uplands; Paul Armsworth, Sheffield University

The Future for Water Quality; Ian Bateman, University of East Anglia

12.00 Panel discussion: Priorities for land use

RSPB Director of Conservation Mark Avery; Scottish Government Chief

Scientific Adviser, Rural and Environment Research and Analysis Directorate,

Maggie Gill; National Trust Director of Policy and Strategy Tony Burton and

land manager Mark Tinsley

12.50 Lunch - with interactive demonstrations and workshops showcasing cutting edge

interdisciplinary and participatory methods being used by Relu projects

14.20 Ecosystem Services; Joe Morris, Cranfield University

Governance of Natural Resources; Steve Yearley, Edinburgh University

The Case of Agricultural Biodiversity; Bill Sutherland, Cambridge University

The Case of Flooding; Stuart Lane, Durham University

15.40 Panel discussion: Governance and management of land resources

One NorthEast Rural Policy and Partnerships Manager Frances Rowe; Clinton

Devon Estates Director John Varley; the Welsh Assembly Government Head of

Technical Services Division Chris Lea and Wessex Water Director of Compliance

and Sustainability Julian Dennis

16.30 Round up: Tom Tew, Chief Scientist, Natural England

16.45 Buffet reception and informal networking

17.30 Close

RSVP to The Future of Rural Land Use conference desk at Vista Events:

Using the enclosed fax-back form

By email to RELU@vistaevents.co.uk

By telephone to 020 8542 7622


Congress House

Great Russell Street

London WC1B 3LS

To Euston

Bedford Sq Bloomsbury St

Southampton Row

Goodge St

Montague Pl

Congress House

Tottenham Court Rd

Great Russell St

Dyott St

Oxford St New Oxford St

High Holborn

Holborn

Tottenham Court Rd

Charing Cross Rd

Shaftesbury Ave

Monmouth St

Endell St

Long Acre Great Queen St

Covent Garden

The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme is a

UK-wide research programme carrying out

interdisciplinary research on the multiple challenges

facing rural areas. It is funded by the Economic and

Social Research Council, the Biotechnology and

Biological Sciences Research Council and the Natural

Environment Research Council, with additional

funding from the Scottish Government and the

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Rural Economy and Land Use Programme

Centre for Rural Economy

School of Agriculture,

Food and Rural Development

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

Telephone: 0191 222 6903

Fax: 0191 222 5411

Email: relu@ncl.ac.uk

www.relu.ac.uk

To Charing Cross

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