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The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities (2020)
Book Chapter
Paddeu, D., & Parkhurst, G. (2020). The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities. In B. van Wee, N. Thomopoulos, & M. Dimitris (Eds.), Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles. Elsevier

Urban freight transport is crucial to ensuring the economic vitality of a city. However, significant negative ‘externalities’ arise from freight flows in urban areas. Current solutions to reduce the impact of freight transport in urban areas aim at r... Read More about The potential for automation to transform urban deliveries: Drivers, barriers and policy priorities.

The legacy of COVID-19: Lessons and challenges for city-scale air quality management in the UK (2020)
Journal Article
De Vito, L., Barnes, J., Longhurst, J., Williams, B., & Hayes, E. (in press). The legacy of COVID-19: Lessons and challenges for city-scale air quality management in the UK. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1796422

The lockdown enforced by the UK Government to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to an unparalleled reduction in traffic volumes and significant drop in nitrogen dioxide concentrations in most cities, although the picture emerging fro... Read More about The legacy of COVID-19: Lessons and challenges for city-scale air quality management in the UK.

Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway (2020)
Journal Article
Matthews, J. A., McEwen, L. J., Owen, G., & Los, S. (in press). Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway. Boreas, https://doi.org/10.1111/bor.12456

The evolution of several sub‐alpine alluvial fans SE of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap was investigated based on their geomorphology and Schmidt‐hammer exposure‐age dating (SHD ) applied to 47 boulder deposits on the fan surfaces. A debris‐flood rather t... Read More about Holocene alluvial fan evolution, Schmidt-hammer exposure-age dating and paraglacial debris floods in the SE Jostedalsbreen region, southern Norway.

Computation-effective structural performance assessment using Gaussian Process-based finite element model updating and reliability analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Moravej, H., Chan, T. H. T., Jesus, A., & Nguyen, K. (in press). Computation-effective structural performance assessment using Gaussian Process-based finite element model updating and reliability analysis. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1142/s0219455420420031

Structural health monitoring data has been widely acknowledged as a significant source for evaluating the performance and health conditions of structures. However, a holistic framework that efficiently incorporates monitored d... Read More about Computation-effective structural performance assessment using Gaussian Process-based finite element model updating and reliability analysis.

Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach (2020)
Journal Article
Ali, S., de Viggiani, N., Abzhaparova, A., Salmon, D., & Gray, S. (2020). Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach. BMC Public Health, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09183-6

BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-rooted cultural practice mainly undertaken in Africa, the Middle East and Asian countries. Evidence to date suggests that although first-generation migrants to the West are abandoning FGM, the c... Read More about Exploring young people's interpretations of female genital mutilation in the UK using a community-based participatory research approach.

Hybrid contractual landscapes of governance: Generation of fragmented regimes of public accountability through urban regeneration (2020)
Journal Article
Taşan-Kok, T., Atkinson, R., & Martins, M. L. R. (in press). Hybrid contractual landscapes of governance: Generation of fragmented regimes of public accountability through urban regeneration. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654420932577

In this article we explore the idea of public accountability in the contemporary entrepreneurial governance of cities, which are influenced by market dependency and private sector involvement. We specifically focus on the fragmentation of public acco... Read More about Hybrid contractual landscapes of governance: Generation of fragmented regimes of public accountability through urban regeneration.

Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas (2020)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., & Sinnett, D. (in press). Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas. Frontiers in Communication, https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.00055

In this study, we describe and present an evaluation of how the Q Method was used to engage members of local communities, to examine how those living in former metal mining landscapes value their heritage and understand their preferences for the long... Read More about Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool in examining the preferences of residents in metal mining areas.

Declining native fish, diminishing livelihood security: The predicament of Indian Himalayan communities (2020)
Journal Article
Gupta, N., Everard, M., & Namchu, C. V. (in press). Declining native fish, diminishing livelihood security: The predicament of Indian Himalayan communities. International Journal of River Basin Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2020.1790578

Native fish species provide significant ecosystem services, including as food (provisioning services), as organisms with specific cultural and spiritual importance (cultural services), and contributions to supporting and regulatory services across th... Read More about Declining native fish, diminishing livelihood security: The predicament of Indian Himalayan communities.

Bristol Green Capital Partnership: An exemplar of reflexive governance for sustainable urban development? (2020)
Journal Article
Ersoy, A., & Hall, S. (2020). Bristol Green Capital Partnership: An exemplar of reflexive governance for sustainable urban development?. Town Planning Review, 91(4), 397-413. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2020.23

The City of Bristol occupies a distinctive niche in the debate on sustainable urban futures. Bristol has witnessed, during the past two decades, the burgeoning of a participative, pluralist approach to the environment that culminated with the award o... Read More about Bristol Green Capital Partnership: An exemplar of reflexive governance for sustainable urban development?.

Incorporation of a nanotechnology-based additive in cementitious products for clay stabilisation (2020)
Journal Article
Eyo, E. U., Ng'ambi, S., & Abbey, S. J. (in press). Incorporation of a nanotechnology-based additive in cementitious products for clay stabilisation. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrmge.2019.12.018

The mechanical performances and water retention characteristics of clays, stabilised by partial substitution of cement with by-products and inclusion of a nanotechnology-based additive called RoadCem (RC), are studied in this research. The unconfined... Read More about Incorporation of a nanotechnology-based additive in cementitious products for clay stabilisation.

Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis (2020)
Journal Article
Staddon, C., Everard, M., Mytton, J., Octavianti, T., Powell, W., Quinn, N., …Mizniak, J. (in press). Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis. Water International, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2020.1769345

In recent weeks, people all over the world have been settling into a ‘new normal’ of restricted mobility, online working, social distancing and enhanced hand hygiene. As part of the global fight against the spread of COVID-19 (the illness caused by S... Read More about Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis.

A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents (2020)
Journal Article
Smith, G., Rowley, P., Williams, R., Giordano, G., Trolese, M., Silleni, A., …Capon, S. (2020). A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents. Nature Communications, 11, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16657-z

Pyroclastic density currents (PDCs) are a life-threatening volcanic hazard. Our understanding and hazard assessments of these flows rely on interpretations of their deposits. The occurrence of stratified layers, cross-stratification, and bedforms in... Read More about A bedform phase diagram for dense granular currents.

Learning critical realist research by example: Political decision-making in transport (2020)
Journal Article
Melia, S. (in press). Learning critical realist research by example: Political decision-making in transport. Journal of Critical Realism, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767430.2020.1765643

This article illustrates the process of applied critical realist research using a case study of political decision-making in transport. Critical realism is often used to analyse socio-political change but rarely to explain specific political decision... Read More about Learning critical realist research by example: Political decision-making in transport.

The role of ecosystems in mitigation and management of Covid-19 and other zoonoses (2020)
Journal Article
Everard, M., Johnston, P., Santillo, D., & Staddon, C. (2020). The role of ecosystems in mitigation and management of Covid-19 and other zoonoses. Environmental Science and Policy, 111, 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.05.017

There is rising international concern about the zoonotic origins of many global pandemics. Increasing human-animal interactions are perceived as driving factors in pathogen transfer, emphasising the close relationships between human, animal and envir... Read More about The role of ecosystems in mitigation and management of Covid-19 and other zoonoses.

Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management (2020)
Journal Article
Mayaka, E., Rohse, M., Day, R., Vogel, C., Mehta, L., McEwen, L., …Van Loon, A. (in press). Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management. Water Policy, https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2020.234

Droughts have severe direct impacts on livelihoods of rural populations. Thus, management of water for communal agriculture and water supply should be well coordinated to enhance drought resilience. Notwithstanding the interrelations among water mana... Read More about Water governance challenges in rural South Africa: Exploring institutional coordination in drought management.

Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report (2020)
Report
Sardo, M., Fogg Rogers, L., & Laggan, S. (2020). Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report. European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

"Every day, air pollution and carbon emissions are produced by our commutes to work, by heating our homes, or through our daily lifestyles. Understanding how we live - and the restrictions we face in those choices – is key to improving air quality. S... Read More about Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (ClairCity) Final evaluation report.

Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N., Newton, C., Boorman, D., Horswell, M., & West, H. (2020, May). Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The resolution of satellite of satellite-derived soil moisture data products has matured, notably in recent years due to the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launched in 2015. Whilst spatial resolutions still fall short of those suitable f... Read More about Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements.

Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments (2020)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2020, May). Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is one of the primary atmospheric circulations which influence weather patterns in Great Britain. Its two phases (either positive or negative depending on differences in sea level pressure) result in characteristi... Read More about Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments.

Planning control and the politics of soft densification (2020)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., Dunning, R., & While, A. (2020). Planning control and the politics of soft densification. Town Planning Review, 91(3), 305-324. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2020.17

Increasing the density of existing urban areas can support urban regeneration and environmental sustainability by limiting urban sprawl and linking housing to transport infrastructure. However, making space for 'soft densification'-small-scale increm... Read More about Planning control and the politics of soft densification.


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