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dc.contributor.authorLamond, Jessicaen_UK
dc.contributor.otherEverett, Glynen_UK
dc.contributor.otherMorzillo, Anitaen_UK
dc.contributor.otherChan, Faith Ka Shunen_UK
dc.contributor.otherMatsler, A. Marissaen_UK
dc.coverage.spatialPortland, Oregon, USAen_UK
dc.description.abstractGreen Infrastructure (GI) is an increasingly popular means of dealing with flooding and water quality issues worldwide. This study examines public perceptions of, and behaviour around bioswales, which are a popular GI facility in the United States. Bioswales are highly visible interventions requiring support from residents and policy-makers to be implemented and maintained appropriately. To understand how residents’ perceptions and attitudes might develop over time we interviewed residents of Portland, Oregon, living near bioswales installed 1-2, 4-5 and 8-9 years ago, to determine awareness, understanding, and opinions about the devices. We found no consistent patterns across time periods, but did find common issues affecting residents’ appreciation and acceptance: environmental attitudes, awareness and understanding of purpose and function, plant choice and maintenance, and mess and littering. It was apparent that increased public engagement, localized maintenance strategies, and possibly even customizing facilities to meet residents’ needs where feasible, might improve acceptance.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of the West of England, University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshBioswales -- Oregon -- Portland -- Public opinionen_UK
dc.subject.lcshPublic opinion -- Oregon -- Portlanden_UK
dc.subject.lcshFlood damage prevention -- Oregon -- Portlanden_UK
dc.titleDelivering green streets: an exploration of changing perceptions and behaviours over time around bioswales in Portland, Oregonen_UK
dc.subject.freeSustainable Drainage Systems, Public Engagement, Flood Mitigation, Water Qualityen_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Social Studies::Human & social geography::Human & social geography by topic::Cultural geographyen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::H Social sciences::HM Sociologyen_UK – 06/06/14en_UK
uon.divisionFaculties, Schools and Departments::University of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Social Sciences::School of Geographyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledFunders::Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeQuestionnaires and interview transcriptsen_UK
uon.parentprojectBlue-Green Cities Research Projecten_UK
uon.parentprojectClean Water for Allen_UK
uon.parentprojectPortland-Vancouver ULTRA (Urban Long-term Research Area) projecten_UK
uon.collectionmethodSemi-structured interviews and questionnairesen_UK
uon.legalData cannot be shared because of issues around informed consent and the use of personal identifiersen_UK
uon.rightscontactUniversity of the West of Englanden_UK

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