A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne

As anyone working in the urban greening space will know all too well, there’s no shortage of information, tools, resources and case studies out there that can help you to plan, manage, protect and enhance green cover.

The trouble is, however, this information is often disparate and incomplete – making it difficult to access the most appropriate tools, resources and best practice examples.

That’s why we've collected these existing materials together – including tools, guides, publications and case studies – and curate the best of them in a single place: right here, in the Urban Greeners' Resource Hub.

This Hub has been curated following consultation with a panel of urban greening implementation, research and technical experts from across Australia, and we gratefully acknowledge their support and input.

Australia’s #1 collection of best practice tools, guides and resources for professionals. Made in partnership with Living Melbourne.

Aboriculture Australia

By Aboriculture Australia – 2010

Arboriculture Australia™ is the peak national body for professional tree workers, arborists, tree managers, urban forestry workers and utility vegetation managers across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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AILA Green Infrastructure Position Statement

By Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – 2020

AILA’s position statements articulate and clarify AILA’s position on a number of relevant and topical issues and have been developed to help communicate these to the public, the media and our members alike.

National Urban greening benefits

Australian Urban Forestry Network

By Australian Urban Forestry Network – 2021

The Urban Forest Community of Practice is an informal network of interested and passionate individuals either working in or wanting to learn more about the discipline of urban forestry in Australia.

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By Birdlife Australia – 2021

A platform for collaboratively and scientifically colelcting data to gain insight and protect Australia's birds.

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Blue + Green = Livability

By Water Services Association of Australia – 2019

The paper talks to the value of water to livable communities. It builds the case for investing in water-enabled green and blue infrastructure and quantifies the public health benefits that can be generated.

Victoria Urban greening benefits

Cities for People and Nature

By Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub – 2020

The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub has released a free e-book, Cities for People and Nature. The e-book showcases the hub’s findings following six years of research. It follows five key themes: cities are Indigenous places, air quality, urban greening, urban biodiversity and future cities. It also explores the impact that the Hub’s research has made on the sustainability and liveability of our urban environments. Readers can interact with the multimedia elements, including video and audio, and find links to useful resources, such as apps, factsheets, reports and more.

Victoria Urban greening benefits Reporting, Measurement & Tracking

Cities With Nature

By Cities With Nature – 2020

Cities With Nature is a unique initiative that recognises and enhances the value of nature in and around cities across the world. It provides a shared platform for cities and their partners to engage and connect, working with shared commitment towards a more sustainable urban world.

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City of Melbourne Urban Forest Strategy

By City of Melbourne – 2012

The City of Melbourne is facing the significant challenges of climate change, population growth and urban heating, placing pressure on the built fabric, services and people of the city. A healthy urban forest will play a critical role in maintaining the health and liveability of Melbourne. CoM's Urban Forest Strategy seeks to manage this change and protect against future vulnerability by providing a robust strategic framework for the evolution and longevity of Melbourne's urban forest.

Victoria Strategies and plans


By Melbourne Water – 2020

Clearwater is a capacity building program, recognised for its role in providing programs that equip the water industry with the skills, knowledge and networks to drive the implementation of Integrated Water Management (IWM) practices. The Clearwater website provides access to training, case studies, research papers and publications, fact sheets, tools, guidelines and strategy.

Victoria Additional Resources

Climate change in Australia: Projections for NRM regions

By CSIRO – 2016

Climate change projections main page.

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