Urban Green Spaces

Three research projects working in unison to monitor and map the values of green spaces in an urban environment.

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.