Green Infrastructure

Comprehending the Multiple ‘Values’ of Green Infrastructure – Valuing Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Water Management from Multiple Perspectives

15th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Environmental Research.  “Highlights:  We compare different attempts to evaluate the benefits of urban greening options. Economic valuations of different hypothetical development scenarios are reported. Two schemes incorporating Nature Based Solutions were assessed for viability. Developer profits were reduced despite residents’ willingness to pay for greening. Developers are unlikely to… [more]

As Communities Rebuild After Disaster, We Must Keep Nature in Mind

1st November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ensia.  “Three record-breaking hurricanes recently cut a swath of devastation through the Caribbean and southern United States. The economic and human toll has dominated the headlines, and rightfully so. Nowhere is that more evident than in the tragedy unfolding before our eyes in Puerto Rico. After hurricane-strength winds lashed… [more]

Rivers Are Invaluable to South East Asia

26th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Myanmar Times.  “How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river… [more]

Cities Should Think About Trees As Public Health Infrastructure

3rd October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Fast Company.  “Planting trees is an incredibly cheap and simple way to improve the well-being of people in a city. A novel idea: Public health institutions should be financing urban greenery to support well-being and air quality. Think of a tree-lined street in the midst of a busy city.… [more]

A Green Pursuit: Seeking Nature-Based Solutions for Cities

29th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The Irish Times.  “How 21st-century cities can support and benefit from nature is the focus of a new €12 million pan-European research project, which is co-ordinated by a research team in Trinity College Dublin. Launched in June, the lead researcher on Connecting Nature is Dr Marcus Collier who has just taken up his position… [more]

Assessing Ecosystem Service Provision Under Climate Change to Support Conservation & Development Planning in Myanmar

27th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in: PLOS ONE. “Abstract: Inclusion of ecosystem services (ES) information into national-scale development and climate adaptation planning has yet to become common practice, despite demand from decision makers. Identifying where ES originate and to whom the benefits flow–under current and future climate conditions–is especially critical in rapidly developing countries, where… [more]