Journal article icon

Journal article

Designing a carbon capture function into urban soils

Abstract:

Soils, if designed and managed correctly, can retain carbon from the atmosphere as accumulated organic matter, refractory forms of carbon (e.g. biochar) or stable, inorganic, carbonate minerals. This soil 'carbon capture function' is highly applicable to the constructed environment in urban areas and should be considered when planning for new or existing developments. The total carbon capture potential of soils in cities may be as high as 7 Mt/year within the UK using biochar and accumulated ...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1680/udap.2011.164.2.121

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Edmondson, J More by this author
Gaston, KJ More by this author
Manning, DAC More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning
Volume:
164
Issue:
2
Pages:
121-128
Publication date:
2011-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1755-0807
ISSN:
1755-0793
URN:
uuid:93550aa1-ee1f-4382-9da5-0a080877b267
Source identifiers:
184960
Local pid:
pubs:184960
Language:
English
Keywords:

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP