Thanks for the report, John.
Is anyone else from the list going to Birmingham Nov. 30 for the Big Lottery
On 11/21/07 11:07 AM, "Parkin, John" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Peter and CSRG,
> I understand there were 120 applicants and 24 were chosen to attend the
> cycling and walking 'sandpit'. There was a 'divergent phase' over the first
> day and a half during which we were encouraged to think widely and, through
> various activities, meet other participants. The 'convergent' phase collapsed
> quickly down to eight self-generated projects in self-selected teams.
> Five of these projects have been asked to submit fully costed proposals to
> epsrc. We are given to understand that the total cost of these five projects
> is presently estimated to be more than the $4m available. Hence it is a
> competitive situation with bids to be submitted in January 2008.
> The process certainly seems to have raised the profile of walking and cycling
> within epsrc very considerably, and I would encourage us all in CSRG to
> continue to think positively about further funding outside this call, and also
> separately to esrc and ahrc, as appropriate to our discipline and research
> subject area.
> Dr John Parkin
> Reader in Transport Engineering and Planning
> Department of the Built Environment
> The University of Bolton
> Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB, UK
> Tel 01204 903027 Fax 01204 399074 mob 07903 523 017
> From: Cycling and Society Research Group discussion list on behalf of Peter
> Sent: Wed 21/11/2007 9:55 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Inter-disciplinary Research Opportunity on Cycling and Walking
> Any feedback from participants on this one?
> Peter Cox
> University of Chester
> 44 (0) 1244 512039