Talking to the public in Norwich

On Thursday 6 November 2014, researchers from the University of East Anglia were in Norwich City Centre to talk to people about the importance of the natural environment in Norfolk. We also wanted to find out about high valued areas and areas where people thought that the natural environment was undervalued. We asked:

  • Which natural locations do you value in Norfolk?
  • Where is nature undervalued in Norfolk? Which areas need more investment by the Government?
Which locations in Norfolk do you value the most?

Which locations in Norfolk do you value the most? (image: R Welters )

Armed with a map and some sticky arrows we tried to find out about the stories behind these hotspots. The types of places that people in Norfolk are typically areas where they go walking. Those which are ‘undervalued’ include areas of new development e.g. new housing.

Small section of our map (Ordnance Survey Landranger 134)

Small section of our map (Ordnance Survey Landranger 134)

We were pleased to see some of those we talked to return in the evening for the talk and discussion.

This exhibition was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The Festival celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, giving an exciting opportunity to showcase the valuable work of the UK’s social scientists and demonstrate how their work has an impact on all our lives.

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