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dc.contributor.authorFenner, Richard
dc.contributor.otherMorgan, Malcolm
dc.coverage.spatialNewcastle Upon Tyne, UKen_UK
dc.description.abstractTraditional approaches to understanding the benefits of SuDs adopt cost-benefit analysis and ecosystem services methods often rely on value transfer to convert each benefit into a monetary value which can then be compared to the cost of the project. This approach while well-developed is limited because it does not incorporate the spatial nature of the benefits, and fails to emphasise that different beneficiaries are benefiting in different ways. This paper develops an alternative way of evaluating and comparing benefits, which allows spatial distribution and local context and circumstances to be taken into consideration. The suggested approach is to create a score for each benefit category which is normalised against a defined initial condition state on a scale of 0-10. This approach allows a direct comparison of the relative magnitude of benefits for a given location and provides a clear understanding of how (and to whom) multiple benefits accrue. The approach allows a singular significant benefit to be compared against many minor benefits, and the method can easily be modified to reflect local stakeholder preferences by weighting each benefit category appropriately. The method is demonstrated by the application to a case study, based in Newcastle in northern England.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshSustainable engineering -- England -- Newcastle -- Evaluationen_UK
dc.subject.lcshDrainage -- Evaluation -- Methodologyen_UK
dc.titleA spatial approach to evaluating the multiple benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems using blue-green infrastructureen_UK
dc.subject.freeFlood risk management, multiple benefits, Blue-Green infrastructure, GIS evaluation, tradeoffsen_UK
dc.subject.jacsEngineering::Civil engineering::Environmental engineeringen_UK
dc.subject.lcG Geography. Anthropology. Recreation::GE Environmental Sciencesen_UK 2015 - January 2016en_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Social Sciences::School of Geographyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeGIS images files, excel spreadsheets with multiple benefit evaluation dataen_UK
uon.parentprojectBlue-Green Cities Research Projecten_UK
uon.collectionmethodAnalysis of GIS data created using the Blue-Green Cities Multiple Benefits GIS Toolbox (run in ArcGIS 10.3).en_UK
uon.rightscontactUniversity of Cambridgeen_UK

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