29th September 2020
We are delighted to say that Greenkeeper has been shortlisted by the Landscape Institute Awards programme, in the Innovation category.
The category which ‘celebrates an innovative product or service, or a piece of research or guidance which has the potential to positively transform the landscape of practice‘ is certainly a challenging one.
What is true innovation? And where do we need this most within the built environment and landscape world specifically?
Our submission for this award has focused on the step change we believe Greenkeeper can offer anyone involved with the delivery, maintenance or financing of green infrastructure, by providing vital insight into how existing greenspaces are performing. By providing previously unavailable insight into visitor numbers and the social value these spaces are therefore delivering. By enabling everyone to benchmark one space with other similar spaces. By providing a model which enables us to test and inform design decisions, by better understanding the value you will be able to deliver locally and socially.
We therefore believe this tool offers everyone a real opportunity to debate the role and opportunities for change.
We believe the tool offers the industry a fundamental opportunity to shift the debate from space-setting standards to truly considering our green infrastructure networks as just that. Enabling us all to consider the investment versus return possible for local communities as well as the environment and economy.
Being shortlisted for these awards is fabulous recognition of this ambition and the two years of hard work and investment to the tool’s development Barton Willmore, Vivid Economics and the University of Exeter ECEHH team have made. So a huge thank you from all of us to The Landscape Institute for this wonderful acknowledgement!
The awards ceremony is being held on the 26th November, from 12 noon. It is free to attend and virtual. So why not register to attend if you are free, support all the finalists. But most importantly, hear more regarding what other ideas are being celebrated as driving the future of green infrastructure delivery within the UK!