Issues: Other issues

Other issues

SGR resources which fall outside of our main four 'issues' - including general material - are listed here. This covers issues such as the built environment, sustainable development and space technology.

Stuart Parkinson looks at the potential for a sustainable, low-carbon economy to be created through efforts to tackle the current global economic problems.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Sandy Halliday traces the evolution of the principles behind sustainable design, and argues for their much wider use.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Past collaborative efforts of architects and policy-makers have produced elegant social housing solutions. Kate Macintosh reflects on two examples and how their lessons could help the housing crisis.

Article from SGR Newsletter, no. 37; spring 2009
 

Slides of a presentation given by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at Nottingham University, 17 February, 2009

 

Article by Vanessa Spedding on ethical careers in science, Science and Public Affairs, September 2007
 

An increasing number of organisations are using skilled volunteers to provide practical help for humanitarian problems. Chris Medland introduces one such organisation, in the field of design: Architecture for Humanity.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 34, summer 2007
 

Response to the Government White Paper submitted on 26 July 2007
 

SGR briefing by Anne Chapman, October 2006

The chemical industry is one of the major employers in science and technology. On the one hand, its products have greatly expanded the range of materials available to society but, on the other, some of the synthetic chemicals it produces cause significant harm to human health and to the environment. This briefing discusses the main ethical issues related to this industrial sector, as well as new developments in regulation and technology, and assesses how these affect career choice. It points to areas which have potential to improve the environmental and health performance of the sector.