Other Academic Research on Green Infrastructure

This page identifies and prioritises other academic research projects that have direct relevance to my 4 key questions that define this GI fellowship project

1. There is an exciting research initiative set around Science Central at Newcastle University. It is a 24acre site ; a new urban quarter of newcastle which is an exemplar of sustainable urban development.  The masterp lan embeds Green infrastructure to the site and has a variety of spaces including a carbon capture meadow; green roofs and Suds. This also builds into the EPSRC SUCCESS project; Sustainable Urban Carbon Capture; Enginneering Soils for Climate Change. This links into a NERC public engagement grant on the carbon capture meadow. The essence of the SUCCESS project is to determine the performance of soils to act as a carbon sink, by engineering them to absorb carbon and to convert them into a benign state. The project completes 30 September 2017. As part of this linked initiative at Newcastle under the auspices of Newcastle City Futures there is the urban observatory  which provides real time data for public use as part of a massive open source sensing of the city environment.    

2. Urban Green Infrastructure  by Carla Wasbourne seeks to understand and improve the way in which knowledge is used in decision-making around the implementation and maintenance of urban green infrastructure projects in South Africa and the UK. A major legacy of the work will be an appreciated of any significant knowledge or skills gaps identified by those engaged with decision-making and implementation on the ground

3. GREENMASS  The aim of the GREENMASS is to establish a cross-disciplinary university-wide alliance to understand linkages between ‘green infrastructure’ and ‘health mapping’ in urban areas