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dc.contributor.authorThorne, Colin
dc.contributor.otherO'Donnell, Emily
dc.contributor.otherLamond, J.
dc.coverage.spatialNewcastle Upon Tyne, UKen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis is a qualitative data collection. These data were collected as part of an interdisciplinary project undertaken by the Blue-Green Cities (BGC) Research Consortium ( The project examined the sources of uncertainty and barriers responsible for current concerns and challenges to widespread adoption of Blue-Green Infrastructure in urban flood risk management. The study consisted of nineteen semi-structured interviews with institutional stakeholders in the Newcastle, UK. There is a recognised need for a fundamental change in how the UK manages urban water and flood risk in response to increasingly frequent rainfall events coupled with planned urban expansion. Approaches centred on ‘living with and making space for water’ are increasingly adopted internationally. Nonetheless, widespread implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure (BGI) is currently hampered by barriers that impede uptake and innovation. We investigate the barriers to implementation of BGI in Newcastle, UK, through a series of semi-structured interviews with professional stakeholders. We identify and categorise 17 types of barrier and identify targeted strategies to overcome the dominant barriers. We recommend promotion of BGI’s capacity to meet the objectives of multiple organisations and Local Authority departments, in addition to managing urban water. We conclude that strong business cases, supported by monetised evidence of benefits, and collaborative, inter-agency working could advance implementation of BGI within the current flood risk management legislation.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshFlood controlen_UK
dc.subject.lcshFlood damage preventionen_UK
dc.subject.lcshUrban ecology (Sociology)en_UK
dc.subject.lcshCities and townsen_UK
dc.subject.lcshCity planning -- Environmental aspects -- Public opinionen_UK
dc.titleRecognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green Infrastructure: a Newcastle case studyen_UK
dc.subject.freeBlue-Green Infrastructure, Urban Flood Risk Management, Barriers, Overcoming Barriers, Multiple Benefits, Community Engagementen_UK
dc.subject.jacsJACS Subjects::Physical sciences::Physical geographical sciences::Physical geographyen_UK
dc.subject.jacsSocial Studies::Human & social geography::Human & social geography by topic::Urban geographyen_UK
dc.subject.lcLibrary of Congress Subject Areas::G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation::G Geography (General)en_UK
dc.subject.lcG Geography. Anthropology. Recreation::GE Environmental Sciencesen_UK were conducted between 19th March – 13th May 2015en_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.datatype19 transcripts, 19 audio interviews, 2 written documentsen_UK
uon.parentprojectBlue-Green Cities Research Projecten_UK
uon.collectionmethodSemi-structured interviews (face to face and via telephone), qualitative analysis via NVivo software.en_UK
uon.legalData cannot be shared because of issues around informed consent and the use of personal identifiers.en_UK
uon.rightscontactUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK

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