My research project
Biodiversity and the built environment: reconciling organisational and project perspectives
I am working with Wates Group, one of the UK's leading construction, development and property services companies, to identify innovative ways to safeguard and enhance the natural environment. I am critically examining a number of emerging policies, toolkits and standards and investigating potential short, medium and long-term consequences of their adoption. These include the incoming biodiversity net gain requirement and its accompanying 'Metric 3.0'; the Construction Innovation Hub's 'Value Definition Toolkit' and the 'BREEAM' rating system.