WE BRING SOCIAL CONTEXT

TO OUR WORK.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARITY

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.

OUR

TEAM

DR RICHARD leBRASSEUR

Expertise:

     Green Infrastructure planning and design

     Peri-urbanisation

     Environmental psychology

     Ecosystem service assessment

     Eco-spatial planning and analysis

DR ROBERT FRANCE

Expertise:

     Water sensitive planning and design

     Environmental restoration

     Regenerative landscape design

     Watershed and urban wilds management

     Landscape history

     Ecological land-use planning

DR KATHLEEN KEVANY

Expertise:

     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

Expertise:

     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.

Expertise:

STUDENTS

Taya Kehler

Andrew Huang

Devin Holmes

Tony Teuzel

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.

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