Newcastle

Newcastle has experienced recent major flooding events and it is vulnerable to flash floods as 92% of the city centre surface is impermeable and drainage systems are often unable to cope with high volumes of rain over short periods. Key local stakeholders are therefore interested in developing strategies for flood risk management. Newcastle has been selected as a demonstration city in the BlueGreenCities project and a further green infrastructure project involving Arup, Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council with particular interest in implementation and financing of green infrastructure. Nature-based solutions for community and health issues include the Greening Wingrove Community Partnership Project, which includes tree planting, demonstration gardens, community growing projects and an urban orchard.

Country: 
United Kingdom
Total population (2011): 
280177
Size: 
City
Share of green urban areas and forests (2012): 
0.00% of land area
Population without green urban areas in their neighbourhood (% of total population): 
0.00% of total population
Unemployment; Mean/Average 2008-2015&Proxies (PL,RO, SI, CY): 
11.70