On July 19th and 20th the School, alongside Kent’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies hosted a unique Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference.
Organisers Drs Robert Fish and Joseph Tzanopoulos and Professor Douglas Macmillan welcomed over 80 natural and social scientists, along with practitioners, from across the UK to examine the interface between participatory approaches and valuation analyses.
The conference, which was co-sponsored by the University of Kent and the Valuing Nature Programme, explored the critical, creative and practical challenges that arise when interests in valuing nature are extended into the participatory realm and explored a number of topics, including: how might a participatory approach transform the way valuation analyses are carried out within research and practice? And, how might valuing nature agendas affect the way researchers and practitioners think and go about participation?
For the full story of the day you can find more information here.