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Ms Caroline Bird

Ms Caroline Bird

Ms Caroline Bird
BSc(Bristol), MSc(Soton), PGCert(WEngland)

Research Fellow

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Royal Fort House, Clifton BS8 1UH
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Research summary

Broadly, my professional and research interests are in the interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral issues of environmental sustainability and, more specifically, community action, energy and climate change, and sustainable urban environments.

Over the past few years my research has focussed on grassroots and collaborative activity in response to issues of environmental sustainability, particularly at the city scale.  

I am currently exploring the role of informal governance in the context of a wider approach to city leadership by non-state actors in Promoting ‘informal governance’ as a leadership asset: A case study of Bristol Pound

During Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015, as ...

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Biography

My focus is (urban) sustainability, looking at community and grassroots action, energy and climate change and sustainable, healthy environments - exploring the interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral interface in translating theory into practical applications for future resilience.

At the University of Bristol, my research has centred on grassroots responses to issues of climate change and sustainability in urban environments. I have worked with social enterprises, community groups and intermediary organisations, using participatory methods and exploring how they (dis-) connect with policy and regulation and interact with city governance.

Previously, I worked as a Research Fellow in the ‘WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments’ at the ...

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Recent publications

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