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Assessing the benefits of blue-green infrastructure - Case Study

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Assessing the benefits of blue-green infrastructure  - Case Study

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Dr Dick Fenner, a Reader in Engineering Sustainability at the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Department, is s a member of a consortium led by the University of Nottingham. Dr Fenner is helping to analyse the benefits of blue-green infrastructure, which can help prevent flooding while providing environmental, socio-cultural, economic and ecological benefits to the population. By working with stakeholders throughout their programme of work, the team have already secured a commitment from Newcastle City Council to implement a blue-green infrastructure approach.

 

See: http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/blog/assessing-benefits-blue-green-infrastructure/

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.

 

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