Smart growth without an urban hierarchy: polycentric growth beyond the city-region

Mid-Wales is currently experiencing significant changes and faces a number of challenges. Historically identified as a place of agricultural production, transformations in this sector – including reduced profitability and the implications of Brexit – render the future uncertain. Coupled with the challenges associated with accessibility, a restricted transport infrastructure and delivering services within often remote rural communities, the Mid-Wales Living Lab is seen as an opportunity to find solutions to these issues with key local actors. Importantly, it also provides a context through which to examine the significant role Mid-Wales plays as a provider of food and recreational services, as well as a centre of important cultural connections. (read more here)


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ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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