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EPSRC Reference: EP/E062075/1
Title: Emerging Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Bell, Professor SJ
Other Investigators:
Cerulli, Dr C Espinosa, Dr AM Griffiths, Professor F
Durie, Dr R Haggis, Ms T Heppenstall, Professor AJ
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Department: Civil Environmental and Geomatic Eng
Organisation: UCL
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 17 September 2007 Ends: 16 March 2011 Value (£): 400,509
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Complexity Science Non-linear Systems Mathematics
System on Chip
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Environment
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Sustainability is a key challenge for modern social systems. This project will explore sustainability as an emergent property of the interactions between and among people, societies, technologies and the built and natural environments. We will investigate the conditions and factors which allow or hinder the emergence of sustainability in domains including health, organic agriculture and urban water systems. More significantly, the project will experiment with open source knowledge space as a method of facilitating the emergence of new knowledge about complex systems. We hypothesise that open source interaction between theoretical and methodological developments in complexity theory and expert and practitioner knowledge in specific domains will lead to rapid and unanticipated advances in both fields.
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