Skip to main content

Research Repository

See what's under the surface

Advanced Search

Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study

O'Donnell, Emily C.; Lamond, Jessica E.; Thorne, Colin R.

Authors

Emily C. O'Donnell emily.o'donnell@nottingham.ac.uk

Jessica E. Lamond

Colin R. Thorne colin.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Urban Water Journal
Print ISSN 1573-062X
Electronic ISSN 1744-9006
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 9
APA6 Citation O'Donnell, E. C., Lamond, J. E., & Thorne, C. R. (in press). Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue-Green infrastructure: a Newcastle case study. Urban Water Journal, 14(9), https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1279190
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1279190
Keywords Flood management; integrated urban water management; SUDS; sustainable urban water management; urban water management; water sensitive urban design
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1279190
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Files

Recognising barriers to implementation of Blue Green Infrastructure a Newcastle case study.pdf (1.3 Mb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0





You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;