Three months among the guardians of future generations

Being an MSCA Innovative Training Network, SUSPLACE offers us a chance to work for short periods of time with the project partners. Since the Welsh Government is one of the non-academic partners, I was based in the Future Generations Commissioner’s Office for three months in 2017. An unexpectedly friendly environment I felt welcomed in the Future Generations Commissioner’s Office (FGCO) from the moment I stepped in, despite being 15 minutes late because of mixing up locations. Everyone I met was very kind and there was a general enthusiasm for my project and the research ideas I had shared through an email beforehand. Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner, told me how relevant my topic was for the office: the city-regional focus because of being a long-term, strategic project with major implications for the development…

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