KNOWLEDGE 

THROUGH APPLIED RESEARCH

AND PRACTICE

Peri-urban landscapes are multi-functional, yet how we choose to best interact and mediate design & management practices within these landscapes is uncertain. Sustainable solutions in response to the dynamic and diverse effects of climate change & urbanisation require innovative alternatives.  

The Green Infrastructure Performance Lab draws on multiple perspectives and disciplines to positively influence our living environment by merging research and practice to answer emerging questions about the relationship of humans to landscapes. 

The Anthropocene requires new thought & new solutions to address the impacts arising from climate change. Our students achieve this through the exploration of design as a research strategy.

THE GIPL's IMPACT IS MULTIFOLD.

WE SEEK KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AIMED

AT CHANGING BEHAVIOR AND THOUGHT.

We are pleased to bring solutions to the challenges surrounding landscape, growth, and human wellbeing issues. The GIPL emphasises the inter-disciplinary approach to problem solving and answering questions on high-performing landscapes.  Our science-based research provides a blend of qualitative and quantitative methods which integrates natural science-based and social science-based frameworks to produce hi-impact work. 

 

GIPL’s growing reputation for multi-disciplinary study bridges many key policy areas and has wide impact on our communities and engages solutions to the issues surrounding carbon neutral design. Our research is helping to advance the understanding, design and uptake of diverse ecosystem services found within emerging landscapes of growing peri-urban regions.

THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE LAB

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The Green Infrastructure Performance Laboratory

Director, Richard leBrasseur, PhD

r.lebrasseur@dal.ca

Dalhousie University

Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

20 Rock Garden Road, EE Building, Room 223

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada  B2N 5E3