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Development of multi-functional streetscape green infrastructure using a performance index approach

Development of multi-functional streetscape green infrastructure using a performance index approach
Development of multi-functional streetscape green infrastructure using a performance index approach
This paper presents a performance evaluation framework for streetscape vegetation. A performance index (PI) is conceived using the following seven traits, specific to the street environments - Pollution Flux Potential (PFP), Carbon Sequestration Potential (CSP), Thermal Comfort Potential (TCP), Noise Attenuation Potential (NAP), Biomass Energy Potential (BEP), Environmental Stress Tolerance (EST) and Crown Projection Factor (CPF). Its application is demonstrated through a case study using fifteen street
vegetation species from the UK, utilising a combination of direct field measurements and inventoried literature data. Our results indicate greater preference to small-to-medium size trees and evergreen shrubs over larger trees for streetscaping. The proposed PI approach can be potentially applied two-fold: one, for evaluation of the performance of the existing street vegetation, facilitating the prospects for further improving them through management strategies and better species selection; two, for planning new streetscapes and multi-functional biomass as part of extending the green urban infrastructure.
green infrastructure, multi-functional, pollution, performance index, streetscape
0269-7491
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Tiwary, A.
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Tiwary, A., Williams, I.D., Heidrich, O., Namdeo, A., Bandaru, V. and Calfapietra, C. (2015) Development of multi-functional streetscape green infrastructure using a performance index approach. Environmental Pollution, 1-12. (doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2015.09.003).

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This paper presents a performance evaluation framework for streetscape vegetation. A performance index (PI) is conceived using the following seven traits, specific to the street environments - Pollution Flux Potential (PFP), Carbon Sequestration Potential (CSP), Thermal Comfort Potential (TCP), Noise Attenuation Potential (NAP), Biomass Energy Potential (BEP), Environmental Stress Tolerance (EST) and Crown Projection Factor (CPF). Its application is demonstrated through a case study using fifteen street
vegetation species from the UK, utilising a combination of direct field measurements and inventoried literature data. Our results indicate greater preference to small-to-medium size trees and evergreen shrubs over larger trees for streetscaping. The proposed PI approach can be potentially applied two-fold: one, for evaluation of the performance of the existing street vegetation, facilitating the prospects for further improving them through management strategies and better species selection; two, for planning new streetscapes and multi-functional biomass as part of extending the green urban infrastructure.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 September 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 September 2015
Keywords: green infrastructure, multi-functional, pollution, performance index, streetscape
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 382651
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382651
ISSN: 0269-7491
PURE UUID: 9144f070-c36b-406f-a9fe-7a0407fd3b0f
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 03 Nov 2015 12:49
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:46

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Author: A. Tiwary
Author: I.D. Williams ORCID iD
Author: O. Heidrich
Author: A. Namdeo
Author: V. Bandaru
Author: C. Calfapietra

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