THE GREEN LIGHT TOUR 2018 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EVENT

13 April 2018

The Adelaide event was held at 28 Leigh Street and was attended by 80 urban greening experts.

It was the second event in the national tour and was held in partnership with the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub and with the support of Water Sensitive SA, SA Water, TREENET, Seed Consulting Services and AILA SA.

Speakers at the event included representatives from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Water Sensitive SA, Resilient East, Seed Consulting Services, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, the Co-Design Studio and the City of Burnside.

The Key topics covered on the day were: the use of heat mapping to inform green infrastructure investment; best practice for translating the cooling benefits of trees into tools; the necessity of better community engagement to work together on greening efforts; and utilising innovation to communicate the broad value of trees in creating more liveable neighbourhoods.

A major highlight from the day was the launch of the Urban Forest Interactive website by Ben Seamark from the City of Burnside. The tool is an innovative way of interacting with trees in a council area and has been inspired by similar projects developed in New York and Melbourne.

An interactive workshop was held in the afternoon and provided attendees with the opportunity to deep dive with the experts, who each facilitated a discussion table. 

The outcomes from these table discussions are outlined below: 

Table 1: Discussing best practice for translating the cooling benefits of trees into tools with Dr Kerry Nice from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

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Table 2: Discussing the Urban Forest Interactive dashboard with Ben Seamark from the City of Burnside

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Table 3: Discussing how-to genuinely engage your community with Helen Rowe from The Co-Design Studio 

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Table 4: Discussing the use of heat mapping to inform green infrastructure investment with Mark Siebentritt from Seed Consulting Services

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Thank you to the presenters on the day for sharing such engaging content and for facilitating great discussion!

If you have any feedback or questions about the day, please get in touch with our team at hello@202020vision.com.au