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A Co-Creative Climate: Participatory design's emerging role for Glasgow's sustainable development

This Design Ecosystem Fellowship focused on mapping the emerging role of participatory design in Glasgow’s sustainable development. Glasgow hosted COP26 in November 2021, which stimulated support for net zero and nature-based enterprise (NBE) initiatives in the city’s local enterprise ecosystem across private, public and third sector projects and collaborations.
   Author: Michael Pierre Johnson

Mapping the Net Zero Transformation of Healthcare Ecosystems: The Case of NHS – University Hospital Coventry Warwick (UHCW)

The UHCW is one of the five UK trusts that have been selected for the Virginia Mason Institute partnership to boost innovation and continuous improvement. The purpose of the UHCW ecosystem is to become a national and international leader in healthcare while simultaneously achieving net zero goals.
   Author: Enes Unal

Mosaic Landscapes: How private woodland owners have the power to change the future of our landscapes

Our work has investigated the opportunities for private woodland owners in England to develop resilient treescapes and regenerative land management practices to repair our degraded landscapes. We are interested in the opportunities that a transition to varied treescapes would offer a sustainable construction industry through the supply of diverse, low embodied carbon construction materials.
   Author: Material Cultures

The Circular Personal Care Ecosystem for Yorkshire

The aim of this exploratory research was to map the innovative personal care product ecosystem of Yorkshire by identifying the main components of the ecosystem, showing examples of initiatives accelerating the sector’s shift to circularity and highlighting current trends and future opportunities.
   Author: Anna Alessi

The Living Textiles Ecosystem

The Living Textiles Ecosystem maps the interrelationships between materials and technologies within the new interdisciplinary field of Living Textiles in the North of England. The purpose of the ecosystem is to explore how to repurpose waste from agriculture and industry into the material flow to produce biohybrid living textiles for the built environment.
   Author: Jane Scott