Climate-proofing cities using urban greenspace

Impact: Environmental impacts, Societal impacts

Narrative

Urban greenspace cools cities and reduces rainfall runoff but these effects have been difficult to quantify. Ennos’s research is the first to give realistic figures for the contribution of greenspace and assess its potential to climate-proof cities. Key research findings have furthered the concept of green infrastructure, influenced local and national planning policy [text removed for publication]. Novel mapping tools developed by Ennos have had international impact, including use in the city master plan for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Community forests have altered their planting practises as a result of Ennos’s research findings.

Category of impact

  • Environmental impacts
  • Societal impacts
Date
2014

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