New Research Network Launched!

Research Network Title: Regional Studies Association Research Network: Acquiring Community Assets, the Role of Social Capital and the Establishment of Alternative Energy Resources

The research network will investigate the issues which arise when ‘communities’ have been given the opportunity to manage and/or purchase resources for ‘development’ purposes. The resources can be anything from land and physical structures, such as a particular building, to institutional resources, such as organisations, joint / community ownership / community commons and community stewardship to safeguard or promote development. The ‘development’ may consist of socio-economic development, sustainable development or for the pursuit of sport and recreational usage.

If you wish to be involved in this network please contact any of the organisers below:

Geoff Whittam

Business School

University of the West of Scotland

Paisley PA12BE

Geoffrey.whittam@uws.ac.uk

0044 (0) 1418483368

Max Munday

Cardiff Business School

Welsh Economy Research Unit

Cardiff Business School

Colum Dr

Cardiff CF103EU

mundaymc@Cardiff.ac.uk

0044 (0) 2920875089