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University of Exeter
This second phase of the Net Zero Sense of Place (NZSOP) research project asked ‘how does the sense of place of host communities shape residents’ views on Net Zero industrial clusters’? It explored the relationships between the lived experiences of residents in industrial cluster host communities, and their perceptions of industrial decarbonisation plans. Overlooking sense of place puts at risk policy ambitions for rapid technology deployment at scale in ways that support delivery of non-climate policy goals such as levelling up. By taking sense of place into account, policy and industry can better align national industrial and economic goals with the diverse needs and concerns of host communities across specific regions of the UK.
This work followed the first phase investigation of how stakeholders consider the geographical aspects of net zero industrial clusters (see Phase 1 summary report).
This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.