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Public engagement training workshop

Have you ever wondered how citizen science projects are created? Do you want to learn how to engage the UK public with issues of environmental concern?

Last modified: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:45:52 GMT


SUCCESS team wins funding from NERC to create a Carbon Capture Garden

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:31:15 GMT

SUCCESS ecologist presents research on urban brownfields at BES A

SUCCESS ecologist presents research on urban brownfields at BES Annual Meeting in Liverpool

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:28:46 GMT

Joint IFLA AR-URBIO conference in Panama City

Joint IFLA AR-URBIO conference in Panama City

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:25:56 GMT

Building Prosperous Cities conference in London

Building Prosperous Cities conference in London - the role of ‘natural capital’ and ‘green infrastructure’

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:23:53 GMT

Second SUCCESS stakeholder meeting

Second SUCCESS stakeholder meeting

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:04:45 GMT

Roadside pot trials

1 year experiment has begun looking into how the mineral carbonation process is affected by elevated levels of CO2 and NO2 emissions.

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:09:21 GMT

stakeholder survey

Which benefits of brownfield land are important to you? We need your help with the SUCCESS Ecosystem Services Survey!

Last modified: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:45:41 GMT

Success Newsletter: Spring Edition, 2016 PDF 1,163Kb

The SUCCESS Spring edition (2016) is now available. Please click the link for the PDF.

Stakeholder Meeting Newsletter PDF 708Kb

The SUCCESS team recently hosted a stakeholder meeting on the 13th October, 2015 in order to gauge the perceptions of the public and to determine the next steps of the project. The stakeholders also had a chance to view the experiments on site while cone penetration testing was taking place. Overall, a very positive response was received. The newsletter is available here.

Google Earth update reveals SUCCESS plots

Google Earths latest update shows the construction of the SUCCESS trial plots

Last modified: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:35:58 BST

Plant Growth Experiment

Following the successful completion of the geotechnical experimental plots in April, another SUCCESS experiment is now up and running at Cockle Park Farm.

Last modified: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:53:22 BST

Alter-Net Nature and Urban Well-being 2015

  • Venue: Augustinian Monastery, Academiestraat 1, Ghent, Belgium
  • Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 15:06:00 BST

Prof. David Manning attended the conference in Nature and Well-being in Ghent, Belgium

Last modified: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:33:30 BST

Experimental Plots Complete

Experimental plot trials that will form the main study of the SUCCESS project have now been completed

Last modified: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:08:21 BST

New Paper: Rapid removal of atmospheric CO2 by urban soils

Measured calcium carbonate content of soils to 100 mm depth at a large urban development site has increased over 18 months at a rate that corresponds to the sequestration of 85 tonnes CO2 per hectare (ha-1) (8.5 kg CO2 m-2) annually.

Last modified: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:27:08 BST

Inaugural SUCCESS Partner Meeting

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle, UK
  • Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:45:00 GMT

The SUCCESS Inaugural partner meeting was held at the Core in Newcastle's Science City complex.

Last modified: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:13:59 GMT


  • Venue: Edinburgh International conference centre, Edinburgh, UK
  • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:00:00 BST

Ehsan Jorat presenting a paper at the 16th European conference on soil mechanics and geo-technical engineering

Last modified: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:33:15 GMT


  • Venue: Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Kansai Region, Japan
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:00:00 BST

Our Research Associate in Sustainability Dr Ben Kolosz will be presenting a paper at the IAFOR Fifth Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment in Kobe Japan.

Last modified: Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:01 GMT

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XV Pan-American Conference SMGTE

  • Venue: Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT

Ehsan Jorat attending 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geo-technical Engineering in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Last modified: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:10 GMT

David Manning on BBC Radio 4

David Manning invited to BBC Radio 4 to discuss SUCCESS

Last modified: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:17:47 GMT