Research and Impact Translation Fellow in Green/Blue Infrastructure Valuation
Would you like to be part of exciting projects at the University of Leeds that aim to support integrated assessment and valuation of green and blue infrastructure (GBI) and broader climate resilience benefits across scales and systems, working towards standardised approaches to assessment/valuation?
Are you educated to PhD level, or have equivalent experience, in environmental or ecological economics?
The main project that you would be working on is ‘Supporting business case developers and appraisers with GBI economic valuation’. This project will develop concepts and test GBI valuation tools to develop a HM Treasury-ready approach to GBI valuation, help business case developers and appraisers in Yorkshire to access GBI evidence, and guide future investment and development of GBI tools. The approach will need to integrate valuation of social, environmental and economic outcomes of GBI projects, including their short-term and long-term benefits. This project is part of the Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP), a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from UKRI-Natural Environment Research Council, aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing £50 million+ benefits to Yorkshire’s economy.
Other projects that this post would be involved in are:
The integration of social justice into business case development for climate resilience projects as part of the Multi Actor Adaptive Decision Making project (https://maadm.leeds.ac.uk). This project will extend current approaches to integrated valuation by explicitly considering how to articulate and capture the value of improving social justice.
We are looking for a professional and proactive individual that has experience in infrastructure valuation and appraisal, is familiar with approaches to calculating the benefits and costs of GBI and in applying these with a range of organisations/stakeholders.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor David Hodgson, Deputy Director of iCASP
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0236, email: D.Hodgson@leeds.ac.uk
Professor Andrew Brown
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6859, email:
Dr Katy Roelich
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2656, email: firstname.lastname@example.org