Dr Sue Charlesworth proposes a simple but radical transformation of the urban scene. The incorporation of sustainable drainage (SUDS) into the cityscape could provide a flexible and efficient means of mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Dr Charlesworth is Reader in Urban Geography at Coventry University. She began her career as a Medical Laboratory Technician, then took at OU degree followed by a PhD investigating the sediments collecting in urban lakes and rivers.This began her research interest in sustainable drainage (SUDS), an applied multidisciplinary area of work involving engineers, town planners, social scientists, ecologists and pure scientists.
Ed Targett wrote a review of her contribution to The New Optimists which can be read here.