Climate resilience, social justice and COVID-19 recovery in Preston

Research Centre for Sustainable Transitions

This project explored, both conceptually and with stakeholders from Preston’s anchor institutions and diverse communities, how disruption from one threat might galvanise momentum to address another.

The project examined how recovery from COVID-19 could be a springboard to accelerate action for a new and better future: a future that respects and prioritises the wellbeing of people, places and the planet.

The project was led by UCLan, working in collaboration with Preston City Council, Community Gateway Association and Climate Action Preston. It ran from 2021-2022 and was funded by the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), an ESRC-supported Network that brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors, with additional support from UCLan’s Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change and the Centre for Sustainable Transitions.

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Lead researchers

Dr Alan Farrier
Research Fellow
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Alan is an experienced qualitative researcher who has worked on a variety of health and wellbeing research projects, predominantly with and arts and/or nature focus, with young offenders, prisoners, people with mental health issues and other socially excluded and marginalised gro…

Dr Ioan Charnley-Parry
Research Associate
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Ioan is a Doctor of Engineering and Social Sciences, with a background in Environmental Sustainability and Physical Geography. He is a Research Associate in the Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST) at the University of Central Lancashire, working with Professor John Whitton (…

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