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The translation and use of green infrastructure evidence

Sinnett, Danielle; Calvert, Tom; Smith, Nicholas; Burgess, Sarah; King, Louise

Authors

Dr Danielle Sinnett Danielle.Sinnett@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Healthy Green Infrastructure

Thomas Calvert Thomas2.Calvert@uwe.ac.uk
Researcher in Transport & Urban Planning

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Nicholas Smith Nicholas12.Smith@uwe.ac.uk
AHOD in Geography & Planning Cluster Leader

Louise King Louise5.King@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Real Estate and Property Management



Abstract

The success of green infrastructure (GI) depends on the sharing of good practice and research between disciplines and sectors. This paper presents findings from a study to examine how GI research is shared with non-academic audiences. GI has been an active research area in recent years, with a wealth of evidence coming from the academic community. This has been mirrored by a body of grey literature aimed at different disciplines and sectors. But it is important to understand which evidence is being used in this grey literature and what the gaps are either in research or in its translation. In this study, 25 pieces of grey literature were reviewed to identify what research is represented; presented as the benefits or ecosystem services provided by different types of GI. This review was presented to around 70 academics, policy makers and practitioners working in GI through two workshops. Attendees were asked questions in order to further understanding of how research is translated and used, and the mechanisms by which it can be more effectively shared. The paper provides insights into how those working in GI can work collaboratively to ensure research findings are relevant and usable.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2018
Journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Water Management
Print ISSN 1741-7589
Electronic ISSN 1751-7729
Publisher Thomas Telford
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 171
Issue 2
Pages 99-109
APA6 Citation Sinnett, D., Calvert, T., Smith, N., Burgess, S., & King, L. (2018). The translation and use of green infrastructure evidence. Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management, 171(2), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1680/jwama.16.00112
DOI https://doi.org/10.1680/jwama.16.00112
Keywords green infrastructure, planning, sustainable drainage systems, landscape architecture
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1680/jwama.16.00112

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