The Green Light Tour 2018 Victorian event

20 March 2018

The Green Light Tour launched in Melbourne on Monday, 26 February with a sold-out event at Docklands. 

The Victoria event was held in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, The City of Melbourne, The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and with the support of Resilient Melbourne, the Living Future Institute Australia and The Nature Conservancy Australia.

The event was attended by over 100 urban greening practitioners and provided a great opportunity to discuss the implementation of urban greening policy.

The key topics covered on the day were: a changing climate and its impact on species selection; the necessity of better community engagement to work together on greening efforts; how local councils can better collaborate to overcome shared barriers; and how technology is helping us better monitor the urban forest.

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 tree trials with Daniel Tipping from the City of Melbourne 

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Table 2: Discussing monitoring the urban forest with Joe Hurley from RMIT & The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub 

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

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Table 4: Discussing fostering collaboration in local council with Meg Caffin from Urban Forest Consulting 

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 It was a productive day of knowledge sharing and thoughtful discussion. We are looking forward to continuing supporting urban greening efforts in Victoria and encourage you to get in touch with our team at hello@202020vision.com.au with any feedback or questions. 

The next tour stop is in Adelaide on Tuesday, 27 March. Keep an eye out for a report back on how it goes!