The PLUREL project

Posted: 2.11.07

PLUREL is a transnational programme aimed at finding strategies and tools for sustainable urban and peri-urban relations.

PLUREL Partners are:

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helmholtz Zentrum fur Umweltforschung, UFZ, Germany
  • Keibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany
  • Alterra Green World Research, The Netherlands
  • HASA, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  • ARC systems research GmbH, Austria
  • Institute for Local Government Studies, Denmark
  • The Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • University of Paris I & COE/CCIP, France
  • Agricultural and environmental engineering research centre, CEMAGREF, France
  • Centre for European Economic Research GmbH, Germany
  • Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany
  • University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Metropolitan Research Institute, Hungary
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • EC-DG Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom
  • Scandinavian Branding A/S, Denmark
  • Buro fur urbane Projekte, Germany
  • Studio Mediterana, architecture designing, advisory and investment inc., Slovenia
  • Munich Design International, Germany
  • RAL2005 Architects, The Netherlands
  • University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • The Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
  • Alfred Peter Paysagiste, France
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Given Pennine Prospect’s interest in finding new ways of creating and sustaining a living landscape for the 21st Century and our brief of raising the profile of the importance of the South Pennines as a landscape of great natural and historical importance, our engagement in offering ourselves as a case study can only strengthen the ability of the South Pennines to respond to the challenges ahead.

A key feature of this programme is to ensure that productive relationships are established between researchers and stakeholders who will be amongst the end users of the outputs of PLUREL. This will help ensure that strategies and tools are usable, understandable and relevant.

For more information visit

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust