The 3D characterisation of the zone of human interaction and the sustainable use of underground space in urban and peri-urban environments : case studies from the UK
Price, Simon J.; Burke, Helen F.; Terrington, Ricky L.; Reeves, Helen; Boon, David; Scheib, Andreas J.. 2010 The 3D characterisation of the zone of human interaction and the sustainable use of underground space in urban and peri-urban environments : case studies from the UK. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften, 161 (2). 219-235. 10.1127/1860-1804/2010/0161-0219Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Meeting the challenges of sustainable development and regeneration to support city growth requires the provision of attributed 3D geological and geotechnical data, information and process understanding in the urban subsurface. This provides a 3D framework for the characterisation of the spatial variability of the properties and processes within the shallow subsurface to aid sustainable land use planning and regeneration. The subsurface has to provide the resources and ecosystem services to sustain and create economic growth and meet societal needs, now and in the future while minimising the environmental impact of development. The 3D variability of the ground results from anthropogenic (man-made) processes as well as geological. Human exploitation of the subsurface and rapid land use change in response to population growth and urbanisation, result in temporal and spatial modification of the ground. The integration of 3D geological and anthropogenic deposits models is therefore essential for the characterisation of urban "zone of human interaction" and its response to anthropogenic environmental change. Model integration to aid land use planning has been applied in the formerly heavily industrialised cities of NW England and Northern Ireland to provide a basis for linear transport assessment, urban planning and the assessment of aquifer vulnerability.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1127/1860-1804/2010/0161-0219|
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development|
|Date made live:||12 Jul 2010 12:42|
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