This project, delivered by University of Northampton, puts partnership working at the centre of sustainable development and recognises that universities need to demonstrate leadership in a new era of localism.

It will identify common targets, objectives and solutions for sustainable development in Northamptonshire as a pilot project with the aim of identifying the multiplier effects above and beyond that achievable by any one organisation. Some trial actions will be implemented across the county.

The learning gained will be developed into toolkits, events and presentations to ease the dissemination, and encourage adoption, of best practice by other institutions in partnership with their communities.

The project which is funded under the Leading Sustainable Development in HE initiative will run from October 2010 to July 2013.

Contact for more information: Paul Taylor - sustainability Manager at University of Northampton