WE BRING SOCIAL CONTEXT
TO OUR WORK.
IS KEY TO OUR SUCCESS
The Green Infrastructure Performance Lab looks at many branches of knowledge in order to inform effective decision making and meaningful results. We see our everyday landscapes as a mixture of natural and human-affected spaces. GIPL’s interdisciplinary, socio-ecological approach to analysing and designing landscapes integrates humans and nature more holistically and sustainably.
THE GIPL's INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM SUPPORTS FLOWS OF KNOWLEDGE THAT ENABLES DESIGN TO ANSWER EMERGING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP OF HUMANS TO LANDSCAPES & MODIFYING THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THAT COULD BE.
The Green Infrastructure Performance Lab is an experimental lab, pushing the limits of evidence based design, while integrating the arts, humanities, and natural sciences. The GIPL’s team addresses issues surrounding strategic design and planning and multiple scales from urban cities to rural lands. In assessing the benefits these green spaces provide both to people and nature through an inclusive ecosystem services concept.
DR RICHARD leBRASSEUR
Green Infrastructure planning and design
Ecosystem service assessment
Eco-spatial planning and analysis
DR ROBERT FRANCE
Water sensitive planning and design
Regenerative landscape design
Watershed and urban wilds management
Ecological land-use planning
DR KATHLEEN KEVANY
Dr. Kathleen Kevany is concerned with optimizing public spaces and
ensuring coherence in policies and planning for sustainable food,
rural vibrancy, wellbeing and critical consumption mindfulness. She
is interested in co-discovering important clues to facilitating
sustainable development opportunities.
DR BRANDON HEUNG
Soil Science and Soil Surveying
Digital Soil Mapping and Assessments
Geospatial Information Systems
Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Data-Mining and Machine-Learning
DR DAVID BURTON
Dr. Burton’s research examines the role of the soil environment in influencing the nature and extent of microbial metabolism in soil. His current research programs involve an examination of the production and consumption of greenhouse gases in natural and agricultural landscapes, sustainable manure management practices, bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and the assessment of the quality of the soil biological environment and its influence on overall soil quality. It is the aim of this work to better understand the factors that control microbial metabolism and to use this information to developing sustainable land management systems.
GIPL's RESEARCHERS ARE IMPACT DRIVEN INNOVATORS, THINKERS and PROBLEM SOLVERS.
GIPL's RESEARCHERS THINK ABOUT COMPLEX LANDSCAPE-INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES IN RELATIONAL TERMS IN ORDER TO CREATE PHYSICALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT DESCRIPTIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH WE LIVE AND INTERACT.