Matthew, who is currently an assistant project manager at Jacobs, was recently given the award, by the institute in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field, which have taken him from his home near Manchester to Africa. ‘I would like my generation to be the first generation to leave the world in a better state than when we found it,’ he tells Environment Journal. ‘We need to improve our environment, not continue to make it worse.
The plan includes a raft of measures such as a £9m Greener City Fund to create and improve green spaces. Under the proposals, local groups can apply for the first £1m of grants to plant neighbourhood trees and maintain green community areas. The draft document also includes a commitment by the mayor to use planning regulations to protect the green belt and incorporate more green roofs, rain gardens and wildlife habitats into new developments.
Imagine a place where you step out of your front door to clean air and children playing in the street. Streets with seating and leafy, shaded areas where neighbours bond while pets play. You hop on your bike to get to work and pootle along quiet, filtered back streets and segregated cycle ways on busier roads. Or you walk to your local bus stop and get the bus. You arrive at work feeling refreshed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".