Greenkeeper is an online tool, developed to support investors & managers of urban greenspace
Greenkeeper uses big data and research, to model the environmental, economic and social value of green infrastructure. It enables you to identify the complete value of a single green space or compare it with other similarly sized/local spaces. By collating these insights, it can also be used to build a whole portfolio or city-wide green infrastructure network value.
But here’s the even cleverer bit. The model that sits behind Greenkeeper can also be used to help you fully assess the impact an intervention may have on this value. What is the benefit of a modification or extension? What is the complete value of a new proposal? By interpreting the outputs of the model, we can help everyone make more informed investment and management decisions. Therefore ensuring urban green infrastructure can fully support and enhance urban life for everyone.
We therefore believe Greenkeeper will transform the formulaic, space standards-based approach currently guiding greenspace provision and investment in towns and cities across the UK.
Key features of Greenkeeper
Evaluates over 20,000 urban greenspaces across
England, Scotland and Wales
Utilises leading research to value the physical
health & wellbeing benefits a greenspace is offering
Provides reliable visitor number estimates,
based upon established national greenspace
usage data and local context.
STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
Enables you to understand the strengths of one
greenspace over another and position it within
its wider urban and greenspace context
Maps the origin of visitors to understand
accessibility and social impact
Enables you to compare an urban greenspace
with other, similarly sized spaces to inform
potential for improvement