Katherine Gibson Visiting Scientist at SUSPLACE

Congratulations to Professor Katherine Gibson who has been invited to be a Visiting Scientist in the Sustaining Places (SUSPLACE) European Training Network funded by an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Grant. The project funds were awarded to Dr Lummina Horlings and Dr Dirk Roep from Wageningen University in the Netherlands along with researchers at Cardiff University, Latvia University, University of Aveiro, Portugal, MTT Agrifood Research Finland and the Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium. 

The SUSPLACE ETN program will train 15 Early Stage Researchers in sustainable place-shaping, which will provide them with knowledge, skills, and attractive career and knowledge-exchange opportunities, while enabling them to work as researchers, change agents, connectors and intermediates in collective forms of sustainable place-shaping on different scales. The integrative place-based approach of SUSPLACE will take up the societal challenges formulated in the EU Territorial Agenda 2020, and contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and social innovation, to enhance social cohesion. SUSPLACE will provide insights and means to fully utilize the potential of places and communities via interdisciplinary research in places and Living Labs. Katherine will be involved in training sessions and a summer school over 2016–17.

Posted: 6 July 2015.