Urban Green Spaces is a research initiative comprised of three projects: Sensor Networks, Monitoring, and Social Networks. The three projects are working in unison to better understand that values of urban green spaces.
As more people increasingly live in cities that are increasing in density, the green heart of the city becomes its essential lifeblood. Green spaces are a valuable asset to the cities and their inhabitants. Green spaces help to regulate the urban heat island effect, provide habitat for animals and open recreation spaces for the community. In short, green spaces are essential for health and happy cities.
Connectivity can play an important role in optimising the management, use, and maintenance of urban green spaces. To this end, the Institute is supporting three interrelated projects that aim to develop a framework to support our urban green spaces.
Sensor Networks for Urban Green Spaces
Measuring and monitoring the health of both grey and green spaces in urban environments through an intelligent sensor network.
Monitoring Urban Green Spaces
Utilising mobile infrastructure to capture and analyse data on tree health within urban environments,
Social Networks and Urban Green Spaces
Discovering the effects of urban green spaces on the health and wellbeing of people by analysing how we relate to green spaces via social networks.