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.

Know about a resource that you believe should be considered in further iterations of the Hub? Please get in touch.

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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.

International Additional Resources

Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

By The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – 2019

This report represents a critical assessment - the first ever carried out by an intergovernmental body -of the status and trends of the natural world, the social implications of these trends, their direct and indirect causes, and, importantly, the actions that can still be taken to ensure a better future for all. These complex links have been assessed using a simple, yet very inclusive framework that should resonate with a wide range of stakeholders, since it recognises diverse world views, values and knowledge systems.

International Urban greening benefits

Green the Street: Case Studies

By Green the Street – 2019

Green the Street’s aim is to create greener, more inclusive, walkable and cycling focussed, cooler and sustainable streets in our cities through advocacy, major installations, street planting parties and connecting our growing network. In partnership with Catherine Simpson.

International Case studies

Healthy Trees Healthy Cities App

By The Nature Conservancy – 2018

The Nature Conservancy's Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities (HTHC) app will help you take actions to improve the quality of life in your community through the planting, care, and stewardship of trees in your yard, neighborhood, and community. This easy to use app will cover the necessary steps to properly plant and care for trees, both new and mature.

International Reporting, measurement, tracking

International Society of Arboriculture

By International Society of Arboriculture – 2021

Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

International Additional Resources

Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Journal

By Elsevier – 2021

Urban Forestry and Urban Greening is a refereed, international journal aimed at presenting high-quality research with urban and peri-urban woody and non-woody vegetation and its use, planning, design, establishment and management as its main topics. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening concentrates on all tree-dominated (as joint together in the urban forest) as well as other green resources in and around urban areas, such as woodlands, public and private urban parks and gardens, urban nature areas, street tree and square plantations, botanical gardens and cemeteries.

International Additional Resources

Vibrant Cities Lab: Toolkit

By Vibrant Cities Lab – 2021

The U.S. Forest Service step-by-step guide to implementing Urban Forestry in your community.

International Additional Resources