Systems approach to urban infrastructure management (SUIM)

Project Summary: This project applies a newly developed spatial analysis method to support integrated urban infrastructure planning and management at a catchment scale.

The team will identify areas contributing to flooding to inform new developments so they store or divert rainfall away from flood prone areas.

The focus is initially on the Wyke Beck catchment in the east of Leeds – recent and planned developments will be assessed to see if this new approach would or could lead to more cost effective and flood resilient design which also benefits local communities in other ways e.g. improving health, wellbeing and sustainable transport options.

The Wyke Beck case will be the basis for a user-friendly ‘interoperability tool’ for use by Leeds City Council in other parts of the city, and could be used by councils in other cities too.

Project Team: David Dawson, Ben Rabb, Tom Willis, Amrie Singh – University of Leeds,  David Parish, Jonathan Moxon – Leeds City Council, Luke Williams – Environment Agency.  (project lead in bold)

Project number: 18

Duration: January 2020 – January 2021

Outputs: These will be in the Resources Section of the website as they are published.

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