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Local community preferences, understandings and behaviours

Everett, Glyn; Lamond, Jessica; Krivtsov, Vladimir


Jessica Lamond
Professor in Real Estate and Flood Risk Management

Vladimir Krivtsov


Vladimir Krivtsov

Scott Arthur

Deonie Allen

Emily O'Donnell


This chapter:

• Provides an introduction to the long term engagement of local communities with BGI, and gives an overview of recent relevant literature
• Lists the main stakeholders for WSUD, and discusses different ways to conceptualise communities
• Draws on the experience of recent studies discussing the notion of Amenity Value, and highlights its key importance for public perception of BGI in the long term
• Addresses consideration of Biodiversity, and considers its potential to complement amenity
• Reviews recent studies related to public preferences of BGI
• Uses case studies from Portland (USA) and Newcastle (UK) to illustrate the issues related to public awareness and understanding based on their experience of established installations
• Addresses the potential of involving the public in maintenance through perceived co-ownership of BGI components
• Provides recommendations and concluding remarks, summarising the most important considerations for practitioners and for further research

Publication Date Jun 13, 2019
Pages 11-29
Book Title Blue-Green Infrastructure - Perspectives on Planning Evaluation and Collaboration C780a
Chapter Number 2
ISBN 978-0-86017-795-1
APA6 Citation Everett, G., Lamond, J., & Krivtsov, V. (2019). Local community preferences, understandings and behaviours. In S. Arthur, D. Allen, E. O'Donnell, & V. Krivtsov (Eds.), Blue-Green Infrastructure - Perspectives on Planning Evaluation and Collaboration C780a, (11-29). London: CIRIA
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Additional Information This is a chapter in an edited collection of chapters within a CIRIA report. Can be downloaded free of charge from publishers website