EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO CREATE A GREENER AUSTRALIA

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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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.

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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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Birdata

By Birdlife Australia – 2021

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

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Community Attitudes Guide: Who's With Us?

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2019

Engaging the community is the biggest challenge that councils face in urban greening. This is the ultimate community kit to help with that. Includes: research; free customisable ad kit including posters, social media posts and short videos that can be customised to tell your residents why urban greening improves their lives.

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Cool Streets

By Libby Gallagher

Cool Streets© combines scientific research and public engagement, working with local communities to implement effective street tree plantings that provide shade in heat-affected urban areas and reduce CO2 emissions. Cools Streets© grew from Dr Libby Gallagher’s research into the potential of streets to tackle climate change. Libby’s research found that a few simple changes to a street design could reduce CO2 emissions, cool neighbourhoods and reduce electricity bills for residents. Cool Streets© provides a practical way for people to take action. Residents, community groups, schools, councils, housing corporations and developers can get involved and achieve environmental, economic and social benefits for their local area. In partnership with Gallagher Studios.

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Developer Guide: What's the Story?

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2019

Plants and trees. They can make a development amazing, but it’s not as easy as just designing them in. All stakeholders need to be brought along on the journey. This guide explores five developments which use green space in a big way, then outlines the stories and narratives used to get various stakeholders across the line.

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Green People are from Mars, Engineers are from Venus

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2017

This discussion guide explores the working relationship between green space practitioners and engineers, including barriers to collaboration between these two groups, and ways they can be overcome.

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Hort Innovation: Green Cities Fund Research Projects

By Hort Innovation

The Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund brings together a range of partners to research and demonstrate the benefits of increased urban greening. With the Australian urban population increasing, and the health benefits of green space becoming clearer, urban developers and governments are becoming increasingly interested in creating greener communities. However, the impact of green space on a range of aspects (for example, perinatal health outcomes and hospital admissions) needs further research. The Green Cities Fund aims to help uncover science-based answers to these questions, helping inform urban development business decisions.

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How to Grow an Urban Forest

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2015

Every urban area needs an urban forest. They’re good for cooling, good for water management and good for exercising, relaxing or reading a book. So how do you create more? Designed for councils, this guide is based on a decade of work by the City of Melbourne. It makes it easy to navigate the process from idea to planting.

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