Green Roof Centre Supporters

The Centre for Designed Ecology, hosted by the Department of Landscape, provides a forum and a network for international connections and contacts, and promotes our capacity to deliver research and consultancy for programmes and projects that embrace the Designed Ecology concept. 

Explore the CfDE website for more details on the concept evidenced by research projects and case studies, and follow CfDE to keep informed of progress, news and events.

The University of Sheffield

Western Bank
S10 2TN
Tel 0114 222 2000

The University of Sheffield is a leading UK research-led institution, internationally recognised for conducting world-class research on a variety of academic topics. The University is home to Dr Nigel Dunnett: one of the country’s leading green roof experts who has worked tirelessly to promote green roof benefits, and to create opportunities for their implementation.

Groundwork Sheffield

217 Portobello
S1 4DP
Tel: 01142 636420
Fax: 01142 636429

Groundwork Sheffield is an environmental trust whose vision is to develop practical and lasting partnerships that support the sustainable development of Sheffield’s environment. They work alongside communities, public bodies, private companies and other voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects which benefit people, places and the environment.

Marie Curie

European Commission
SDME 2/2
B-1049 Brussels - Belgium

The 'Marie Curie Actions' have long been one of the most popular and appreciated features of the Community Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development. They have developed significantly in orientation over time, from a pure mobility fellowships programme to a programme dedicated to stimulating researchers' career development. The 'Marie Curie Actions' have been particularly successful in responding to the needs of Europe's scientific community in terms of training, mobility and career development.


Communities and Local Government
Eland House
Bressenden Place

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) helps stimulate economic development and regeneration in the least prosperous regions of the European Union (EU).
Since 2000, England has benefited from more than £5bn of ERDF funding, with a further 3.2bn Euros being invested in projects for the new round of programmes (2007-13). These programmes are designed to meet current needs by targeting employment, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), innovation, high-tech business investment, among other key priorities identified by each region.

Yorkshire Concept: Proof of Commercial Concept Fund

Yorkshire Universities
27 -31 Cromer Terrace
Tel: 0113 343 1582
Fax: 0113 343 1583

The Yorkshire Concept: Proof of Commercial Concept Fund 2007-2010 is a new project Fund designed to stimulate the commercialisation of research and knowledge-based activities in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the Yorkshire and the Humber region. It is funded jointly, on the principle of matched funding, by the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, and the Higher Education Institutions themselves.


LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3104 projects, contributing approximately €2.2 billion to the protection of the environment.

Homes and Communities Agency

The HCA’s role is to create opportunity for people to live in high quality, sustainable places. They provide funding for affordable housing, bring land back into productive use and improve quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.

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