SECURE: SElf Conserving URban Environments

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Abstract

The U.K. population is projected to reach 80 million by 2050 and it is anticipated that the overwhelming majority will continue to live in cities. Besides becoming more densely populated, future cities will be surrounded with expanding urban areas. Interactions within cities; across urban areas and with surrounding cities, towns and 'rural' areas with the rest of the UK will place new and different demands on infrastructure, whether housing, energy, transport, freight distribution and disposal of waste. Decisions that are made now will have profound implications for the resultant pressures on transport, living space, energy use, and ecosystem services (the benefits humans receive from ecosystems). These decisions will play out at two fundamentally different spatial scales. First, and by far the better understood, are those decisions that concern individual households and their neighbourhoods. These include issues of how their members move around, what kinds of housing they occupy, how their energy demands and waste production are reduced, and how their negative influences on the wider environment generally will be limited. Second, broad scale strategic decisions regarding regional planning will determine where in the U.K. population growth is primarily accommodated. This will determine, and be shaped by, the kinds of transport and energy infrastructure required, and the environmental impacts. Obviously these two sets of decisions are not independent. The demands for and impacts of broad scale development (whether this be the creation of new urban areas or the intensification of existing ones) - and thus how this is best achieved to deliver sustainability- will be influenced not by the typical demands and impacts exhibited now by households, but by the way in which these have been changed in response to the modification to the associated infrastructure. This makes for a challenging problem in predicting and evaluating the possible consequences of different potential scenarios of regional development. The proposed study SElf Conserving URban Environments (SECURE) will address this grand challenge of integration across scales (the global aim) by developing a range of future regional urbanization scenarios, and exploring their consequences for selected high profile issues of resource demand and provision (transport, dwellings, energy, and ecosystem services) alongside sustainable waste utilisations. In doing so, it will build on findings of research outputs of several previous SUE projects and harness its relationship in the context of policy and economic growth. The study includes specific research objectives under five broad cross-cutting themes - Urbanisation, Ecosystems Services, Building and Energy, Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Integration across themes. SECURE is designed to assemble novel deliverables to bring about step change in current knowledge and practice. The North East Region will be used as a test bed and evaluation of transitional scenarios leading up to 2050 will quantify the benefits of integration across the scales through conservation across the themes. SECURE will deliver policy formulation and planning decisions for 2030 and 2050 with a focus on creating Sustainable Urban Environment.The contributors to this project are researchers of international standings who have collaborated extensively on several EPSRC funded projects, including the SUE research since its inception. The SECURE team builds on their current collaboration on the SUE2 4M project. The Project consortium is led by Newcastle - Prof Margaret Bell as PI and Dr Anil Namdeo as co-ordinator alongside Dr Jenny Brake with academic partners: Prof David Graham (Environmental Engineering), Prof David Manning (Geosciences); from Loughborough: Prof Kevin Lomas, Prof Jonathan Wright and Dr Steven Firth (Civil and Building Engineering); from Sheffield: Prof Kevin Gaston and Dr Jonathan Leake (Animal and Plant Sciences).

Planned Impact

SECURE will develop a Regional Urbanisation Model that synthesises resource-supply-demand-waste systems across city-to-regional scales through the integration of three themes - Urbanisation (land use and transport), Energy (supply and demand) and Ecosystem Services (the benefits humans receive from ecosystems). The model will be used in consultation with 12 local authorities (LAs) in North East England to develop future urbanisation scenarios that will radically cut greenhouse gas emissions and optimise efficiency gains, exploring the consequences for key resource demand and provision at regional scales, to inform across regions, to national scales for the transition up to 2050. The LAs who will benefit are Tyne and Wear (Newcastle, Gateshead, North & South Tyneside and Sunderland), Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton on Tees Borough Councils) - represented by the Association of North East Councils (ANEC). Our research will be complementary to their existing initiatives and will contribute substantially to provide the scientific evidence base to back-up and drive their policy decisions. The unique benefit (medium to long term) to the 12 LAs is enabling integrated policy actions to remove inefficiencies and substantially reduce demand delivering conservation of resources across the three themes. As a result there will be a better understanding of the complexities and interplay of activities between cities, towns and rural areas across the region, and their impact on energy supply and demand with respect to national targets. SECURE will encourage integrated policy leading to more sustainable practices for managing resources in the light of anticipated population growth and demand for 2050. In adopting a joined-up approach and securing economic, social and environmental benefits, SECURE will make a major contribution to the regional and national political agenda. The timescales of the SECURE project allows it to have some influence on the latter stages of the development of the new integrated regional strategy of the North East (the main beneficiaries being the 12 LAs, ANEC and the NE Regional Information Partnership). SECURE research will also benefit Northumbrian Water by providing a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities and interplay of activities among cities, towns and rural areas and implications to - the supply and demand for energy, especially approaches to managing household liquid and solid waste. SECURE will provide a wider understanding of the environmental impacts of transport at a Regional and National level to feed into the DfT's Delivering a Sustainable Transport System (DaSTS) programme and the Scottish Strategic Transport Review thus benefiting project stakeholders, e.g. DfT and transport consultants (Atkins, Jacobs). Electric vehicle manufacturers and stakeholders involved in this field, e.g. tnei, will benefit from SECURE research as it will investigate the potential market and role of electric vehicles for freight distribution as a bespoke and novel transport initiative and as a passenger car feeder into rail systems. SECURE will help strengthen business plans and the competitiveness of business of industrial partners, e.g. Aggregate Industries, Aecom, Graphite Resources, Northumbrian Water. SECURE will bring advantages to the core business of these stakeholders through a greater understanding and optimisation of resource management and associated financial benefits e.g., through carbon trading. SECURE will raise the national and international profile and competiveness of stakeholder organisations, academic partners and thus of the UK, in delivering tools and methodology for sustainable urban development. Finally, through insights to the public acceptability of Integrated Policies, which is a major aim of SECURE, it is anticipated that broad behaviours may begin to change.

Publications

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Abhishek Tiwary (Co-Author) (2013) Co-managing carbon and air quality: pros and cons of local sustainability initiatives in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

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Aditjandra PT (2016) Evaluating the impacts of urban freight traffic: application of micro-simulation at a large establishment in European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research

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Aditjandra T (2016) Evaluating the impacts of urban freight traffic: Application of micro-simulation at a large establishment in European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research

 
Description Our research has established the importance of urban soils in the NE region as containing exceptionally high concentrations of organic carbon and black carbon (soots and coal). We have found that the black carbon component of the soil is positively associated with organic carbon, suggesting that the soots tend to help organic matter accumulate in urban soil. One key finding is an understanding of the importance of sharing the key findings of the project, especially in terms of the need to deliver strategies that are win-win for air quality, noise and climate change. Even today, the profession operates in silos in dealing with the transport elements separate from the environment, and outputs from SECURE clearly shows the need for knowledge transfer across the interface of these two areas. Also, the importance of getting the buy-in from the public through education so that they can go about their daily business differently and more specifically to reduce the need to travel by car for short trips, and where possible to use sustainable transport modes. The work undertaken in the research laid a foundation for further research into urban food production and soil quality through an EPSRC Fellowship Award to Dr Jill Edmondson and the subsequent development of a national citizen science programme helping to provide the first post-war assessment of own-grown food production in the UK- all of this follow on work resting on the foundations of the SECURE project that developed the appropriate methods and pilot data that has led to these further research activities.
Exploitation Route Our findings feed into national estimates of soil organic carbon storage, and have contributed to the development of a highlight topic by NERC on urban soils that has led to further UK research into urban soils and ecosystem services.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Transport

 
Description Interactions between Land Use, Transport and the Environment: Research and Future Perspectives Beneficiaries: University "Kore" of Enna Contribution Method: invited speaker at workshop Knowledge transfer engineering soils. Beneficiaries: 41 Institutions/stakeholders Contribution Method: Knowledge transfer engineering soils for climate change data used in SECURE Secondment to ARUP. Beneficiaries: ARUP Contribution Method: Knowledge transfer on modelling used in SECURE The use of the model PITHEM, Platform Integrated Transport Health and Emissions Platform has been used in an IAA to integrate with the NUIDAP to achieve a congestion sensitive emissions algorithm for PITHEM and to update the emissions factors in NUIDAP. The PITHEM has also been used in the evaluation of the impact of the Stockport bye-pass and knowledge transfer to Transport Scotland and SEPA as part of a contract with Margaret Bell to provide a review of the Aberdeen Air Quality Modelling. There are a wide range of novel ideas emerged from the SECURE project to deliver sustainable futures including 1. consideration of the use of communal bins to reduce the stop-start polluting and CO2 emitting drive cycles involved with roadside refuse collection 2. reducing the size of allotments which is acceptable to more than two thirds of holders which will reduce the waiting lists and generate food for 27000 people in the NE 3. the target of 67% reduction in eCO2 by 2050 over 2010 levels cannot be achieved even if every home and energy reducing intervention (double glazing, cavity wall, low energy lighting etc.) were achieved in the current building stock, therefore grid is decarbonisation is needed. 4. waste water treatment must be made less energy intensive with due consideration of anaerobic digestion 5. collection of waste food from the kerbside if anaerobically digested would more than meet the fuel needed for refuse collection The outcomes of SECURE have been adopted by and knowledge gained have influenced decision making of stakeholders with whom we engaged in regular workshops at every step of the research throughout the project. Knowledge transfer has been well received and outputs have influenced policy: Due consideration is being given to reducing allotment size; a trial of communal bins has been carried out; more emphasis is being placed on cycle schemes and promoting use of scooters by children to school; traffic schemes in Durham to reduce the impact of pollution health emerged from the PHD research carried out in SECURE; Introduction of energy reducing processes for waste treatment are being trialled. Knowledge transfer has taken place through an IAA secondment between a Sheffield researcher and Leicester City Council and a project funded by Newcastle City Council has resulted in investment in low emissions buses The outcomes of SECURE have been adopted by and knowledge gained have influenced decision making of stakeholders with whom we engaged in regular workshops at every step of the research throughout the project. Knowledge transfer has been well received and outputs have influenced policy: Due consideration is being given to reducing allotment size; a trial of communal bins has been carried out; more emphasis is being placed on cycle schemes and promoting use of scooters by children to school; traffic schemes in Durham to reduce the impact of pollution health emerged from the PHD research carried out in SECURE; Introduction of energy reducing processes for waste treatment are being trialled. Knowledge transfer has taken place through an IAA secondment between a Sheffield researcher and Leicester City Council and a project funded by Newcastle City Council has resulted in investment in low emissions buses In addition the work of O'Brien a PhD in the project with additional resources from Durham County Council has identified the issues regarding environmental impact and injustice ion the City Centre. The Durham CC has implemented SCOOT signal control as a step towards reducing pollution emissions by smoothing flows. The highly congested city and surrounding topography traps pollution Presentations to the profession and the public continue throughout 2017/18 with presentations to the Mothers' Union in Prescot, Merseyside (Nov 2017), the regional branch of the Institute of Civil Engineers, hosted by Aecom in Chesterfield (Jan 2018), and the Mobility as a Service event (MaaS), hosted by CUBIC, London (March 2017). Each year a presentation is given to the first year undergraduate students studying their MEng/BEng Civil Engineering degree as part of their Design Project. This aims to deliver a sustainable development in Gateshead. All transport components of the SECURE project are presented to inspire the students to introduce novelty in their provision of future transport to deliver the radical changes in behaviour necessary if carbon targets are to be met.
Sector Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description CPD Course to a Chinese delegation CPD 19th September 2018 Fujian Transportation Group, China. Professor Bell contributed a full days lectures covering the basics of traffic management and control in urban areas and the impact on the environment, carbon emissions air quality and noise and the impacts on health. The course was attended by 20 delegates and included a visit to the UTMC, urban Traffic management and Control Centre.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Contribution to Undergraduate Teaching Module Durham University. Gave a full day of lectures to MEng students in their Final year. Funded by Durham University, contributed to revision prior to exams. Material from the SECURE and Lamppost projects was shared with the students providing the key message that radical changes of transport provision in the future is essential to deliver sustainability and how pervasive sensors can help understand traffic related problems and develop interventions.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Workshop for KT attendees Transport Scotland, TRL
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The use of the eMotes and the database developed to compare the emote data with traffic and environment to reveal solutions to traffic related pollution hotspots. Workshops seminars ITS(UK) SEIG activity had led to many local authorities being influenced in the ways in which they manage air quality episodes. Issues relating to current traffic management and transport policy seems to tie the hands of the engineers with who we come into contact and changes are very slow. In Transport Scotland however and integrated approach has meant that through my engagement activities TS and SEPA have adopted much of the IPR transferred to them.
 
Description Creativity@home
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 07/2015
 
Description Creativity@home
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 07/2015
 
Description EPSRC ECR DTP Scholarship
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account research sabbatical
Amount £25,969 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description GLOBAL - Sustainable Energy through China-UK Research Engagement (SECURE)
Amount £483,547 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K004689/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 05/2017
 
Description GLOBAL - Sustainable Energy through China-UK Research Engagement (SECURE)
Amount £483,547 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K004689/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 05/2017
 
Description Leeds/Bradford Low Emission Zone Feasibility Study
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Leeds City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 07/2012
 
Description Leeds/Bradford Low Emission Zone Feasibility Study
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Leeds City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Newcastle/Gateshead Low Emission Zone Feasibility Study
Amount £22,600 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Newcastle/Gateshead Low Emission Zone Feasibility Study
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2015
 
Description Research studentship
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 10/2012
 
Description Research studentship
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 01/2015
 
Description Research studentship
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
 
Description Research studentship DTA
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Durham County Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 01/2015
 
Description DEFRA 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
Start Year 2006
 
Description Department for Transport 
Organisation Department of Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Met regularly and discussed output of the project and opened up channels of communication with other colleagues. Outputs help fundamental understanding which in turn helped steer policy and influence decision making at National Level.
Collaborator Contribution Graham Pendlebury Chaired the Advisory group of the SECURE and was proactive in promoting the SECURE project. Gave presentations to the ITS(UK) Smart Environment Interest Group Conferences which gave further outreach to the project. His effective Chairmanship managed the commitment of the other 13 stakeholders who were contracted to this project. Contact was established at the pre- proposal stage of the project and therefore could be identified and named in the proposal. I have been engaged with the Department of Transport since the mid 1970s but as the research changes collaboration is established with different individuals and divisions within DfT.
Impact In 2016 invited to review a paper on emissions following the Volkswagen scandal Transport and environment embracing air quality and climate change.
Start Year 2006
 
Description Responding to the invitation to have input to the PIARC report on Approaches to Air Quality in relation to road operations. 
Organisation Transport Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution By raising awareness of sources of emissions and how they disperse in the urban environment and tactical and strategic solutions using ITS presented to the PIARC Working Group the ensuing knowledge influenced the writing of the report. Following on from the presentation given in November 2017 at the joint meeting of the ITS(UK) SEIG and the PIARC World Road Association air quality groups, Bell was invited to provide input to and feedback on the PIARC Working Group 1 of Technical Committee 3.2 report "Approaches to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations" which included the Role of Intelligent Transport Systems and Case Studies. Case studies contributed include the Demonstration of the NUIDAP in AQATANE and Tactical and strategic management that emerged from research funded by the EU in the fifth Framework which built on earlier SRC/EPSRC research funded during the 1987-1997 period in the days when Bell was lecturer/senior lecturer at Nottingham University and Directed the Instrumented City funded by the SERC/EPSRC. Research outputs were shared also from earlier projects funded by the EPSRC in the period 1997-2007 whilst senior lecturer/professor at Leeds University including the real-world emissions measurements, driver behaviour and canyon modelling..
Collaborator Contribution Sharing the goals of the report and a wider view of non technological approaches to delivering solutions to air quality problems.
Impact Contribution to their reports.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Scottish Environment Protection Agency 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invitation from Scottish Environment Protection Agency to carry out a Review of the Aberdeen Air Quality Modelling Pilot Project. Provided substantial feedback and a Final Report May 2017. This invitation resulted from a long standing collaboration and engagement if research projects and sharing and transfer of knowledge from MESSAGE Lamppost and SECURE since 2007
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The EPA produced an updated version of the Aberdeen Air Quality Modelling Pilot Project report
Start Year 2017
 
Description "Air Quality Management - Taking the Poison out of Motoring?" hosted by ICE Transport PIN - Wed 17th Jan 2018, Aecom, Chesterfield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trials and Tribulations of delivering acceptable levels of Air Quality and reaching Carbon targets
Research funded, mainly by the EPSRC (including Instrumented City LANTERN, FUTURES, 4M, MESSAGE, PhD studentships), and more recently in the SECURE project have provided the understanding of the sources, causes and the solutions to resolving air pollution whilst also delivering lower carbon emissions. This presentation was designed to share these outputs with the Civil Engineering profession so that they appreciate the radical changes needed to deliver win-win for climate change. This involves changes in public attitudes and behaviour - which can be influenced by the design of the built environment and appropriate changes to land use. Hence my eagerness to give this presentation. The abstract for the presentation was

Even though vehicle technologies become ever more efficient and sophisticated, unintended consequences result in different air quality problems. Also, it is increasingly the case that the most inefficient and variable component in the modern passenger car is the driver. This presentation investigates variability in driver behaviour and seeks to quantify their effects. In the quest of driving down carbon dioxide with new technologies and introducing renewable fuels the impacts on air quality have not always been beneficial. Results of research quantifying the impacts of intervention measures to address air quality at local, city and regional scale are presented to demonstrate that success requires an integrated approach of several measures coupled with behavioural change. Issues and conflicts in trying to deliver policies that address both climate change and air quality impacts will be presented and concludes that in essence demand management is likely to be the only way forward.

This presentation will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders, Local Authorities, traffic engineers, planners, bus operators, consultants, vehicle manufacturers and decision makers. In addition, the paper will be informative for politicians and the general public. The global aim of the presentation is to deliver an understanding of the fundamentals of air quality and thus to illustrate positive ways in which simple changes in behaviour and adopting alternative transport choices can take the poison out of motoring,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/air-quality-management-chesterfield
 
Description 7th Smart Environment Interest Group Conference" ITS and Air Quality : Taking Stock" Wednesday 15th November 2017, 11:00-16:00 Hosted by Amey The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As founder (in 2000) and Chair of the ITS(UK) Smart Interest group we hold seminars and conferences to raise awareness of research and activity in the specific area of how intelligent transport systems deliver environmental impact. This forum has been the channel of communication of all the research carried out in my research group and can be claimed to have substantially influenced the way in which technology has been developed used and impacts evaluated. In particular this forum over the years has led to Transport Scotland with SEPA delivering a monitoring and modelling framework across Scotland. Amey hosted this conference and gave a presentation on the outputs from the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Secondment strengthening the collaboration between Amey and Newcastle University by exploiting the Newcastle University Integrated Database and Assessment Platform which was initially developed in MESSAGE enhanced in Lamppost and exploited since through three IAA awards. The commercial product AQATANE was demonstrated in the project of that name funded by the DfT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio Somerset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Somerset about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Enna-Kore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact invited speaker at the workshop and contributed to teaching. The contributions made to teaching, seminars and wider stakeholder engagement over two/three days meant that visits occurred throughout the SECURE project. Knowledge transfer and applicability of the research outputs to Europe (more specifically Sicily) created a wider understanding of the issues and difference in behaviours. For example communal bins is the norm in Sicily.

Beneficiaries: mainly University "Kore" of Enna
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2013,2014
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Devon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Devon about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Kent about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Newcastle about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Sheffield about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview to discuss urban agriculture and MYHarvest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio Shropshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Shropshire about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC Radio York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio York about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for BBC Breakfast (national TV) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discuss the preliminary findings of the MYHarvest Citizen science project after one year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for BBC radio Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Oxford about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC live radio on the Alfie and Anna at Breakfast (BBC Radio Newcastle, Tuesday 18th February)
Professor Margaret Bell talks about traffic congestion and air pollution. https://bbc.in/2SLKtrK (listen from 2:55:33)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bbc.in/2SLKtrK
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Leicester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Leicester about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Merseysaide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Merseyside about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on BBC Radio Nottingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Nottingham about preliminary findings of MYHarvest project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invitation from the Prescot Parish Church Mother's Union to give a presentation on "Pollution" on 8th November 2017 held at the Church Hall Prescot Merseyside. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact By request I set the scene with a short introduction of my career and how I progressed my education from being a pupil at the local Senior (then Grammar) School to being awarded the CBE. The presentation then provided in a very simple terms the sources, causes and challenges of tackling the transport related pollution. The key messages which emerged from the research outputs I described allowed me to present some advice as follows: Think twice about using the car; Use non-motorised modes especially for short trips; Use public transport (your LA and Bus companies are investing in Clean Buses); Chose Local shops/Schools and walk/cycle; Ride share and offer to collect other's shopping; Reduce the need to travel by motorised vehicles; Adopt Eco driving styles if you must drive-be cooperate/considerate when driving and lastly Live close to work and walk. The audience ranged in ages from early thirties to over ninety and over 40 were in attendance. I used dried peas in plastic boxes to demonstrate concepts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mobility as a Service and its Impact on the Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation the Transport Systems Catapult. This took place at Loughborough University and open to the Intelligent Transport systems communities including consultants industry and local authorities as well as academia. This was a two day conference. The presentation was designed to provoke mind set change for radical changes of behaviour which were informed by the SECURE and the earlier 4M project-which is not in the below list.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description National Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC radio Scotland about preliminary findings of MYHarvest results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Our Cow Molly Open Farm SUnday 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at Our Cow Molly Farm for Open Farm Sunday.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to allotment society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the Federation of Edinburgh District Allotments and Gardens Association about urban allotment research. This resulted in a discussion about the research we planned to do nationally and in Edinburgh and how the research outcomes would be used.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation-IT-Exeter-BES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited speaker at the workshop.
BES annual meeting, Lille. Title "How many trees are there? Understanding the state of our urban forests."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation-IT-Exeter-BES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact December 2016: BES annual meeting, Edinburgh. Title "Land sparing is crucial for urban ecosystem services"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation-Newc-Aston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation in mathematics group in Aston university on the topic of Mathematical Challenges in the Forecasting of Environmental Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Approaches, 30th September 2013. Mainly researchers and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Professional engagement-NEWC-CIHT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted the CILT cyclists and freight seminar held at the Hancock Museum (University). Researcher and PhD student contributed presentations and SECURE research team (Transport) manned posters during lunch and tea/coffee breaks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professional engagement-NEWC-TfS and SEPA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ITS(UK) SEIG Chair meeting in London; Organised. Attended full day of SEIG Seminar hosted in Edinburgh by Transport Scotland October 2014 and SEPA. Member of the Air Quality Management Group for Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Stand at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MYHarvest stand to promote project at Harrogate Spring Flower Show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Times Newspaper article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article in response to press release issued to report on first years MYHarvest findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/potato-top-of-the-crops-for-home-growers-s66g9qb3x
 
Description Workshop-ENNA-ARTS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GoToMeeting to COST network meeting looking at the next generation of autonomic management of transport systems. Looking at decisions support system capability in the context of delivering sustainability - ARTS workshop hosted by University of Enna in September and University of Bulgaria later in 2015. 3 attendees from SECURE. Mainly academic engagement across Europe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop-ENNA-Summer SChool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Over three days presentations on sustainable transport to postgraduates MSc and PhD; tour around laboratories and face to face research discussion. Three staff attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description presentation-IS-Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jan 2015 - Centre for Biodiversity & BioSecurity (Univ. Auckland) Urban Ecology: better outcomes for people & the environment Workshop; plenary lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description presentation-IT-Exeter esa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Aug 2014: ESA annual meeting, Sacramento, titled "Lessons for management of regional urban carbon stocks".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014