EARC Conference 2022 – Keynote – A new vision for our coast
Venue: Garden Suite (Hooper, Woods and Grove)
Much of the narrative around the regeneration of coastal towns is based on a historic view of their prosperity, focusing on the economic high water mark of the late nineteenth century.
In his keynote, Jules Pretty OBE will suggest that future prosperity will not come from this model, which sees the sea as a barrier and a problem for movement and growth. Rather, we need to face out, seeing the sea as a unifier, bringing together communities with similar locations around the southern North Sea and beyond.
- Centre for Public Policy and Engagement
- Louder than Words podcast series
- Sea Sagas of the North (2022)
Jules Pretty is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, and Director of the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement. His prize-winning books include Sea Sagas of the North (2022), The Edge of Extinction (2014), Agri-Culture (2002) and Regenerating Agriculture (1995). He is Chief Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. He received an OBE for services to sustainable agriculture, an honorary degree from Ohio State University, and the British Science Association Presidential Medal. He is among the top 1% most cited scientists worldwide, and is host of the podcast Louder Than Words.