A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne
More than 100 Indigenous contributors have created Australia’s first guidelines on how to best strengthen and share Indigenous knowledge in land and sea management.
Have you ever walked past empty, sad-looking patches of your neighbourhood and thought to yourself: "imagine if that concrete patch was full of plants and trees, it would be a great place to hang out"? This ten-step guide helps communities turn their grey spaces green. In partnership with The Neighbourhood Project.
This how-to guide has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) to assist cities and towns in planning for increased presence and effectiveness of green-blue infrastructure in their urban areas. It is designed to assist councils and their partners in: • Developing a robust and locally tailored evidence base for green-blue infrastructure opportunities • Identifying green-blue infrastructure opportunities at all scales • Reviewing opportunities for greatest benefit and value • Allocating priority projects and key actions • Identifying delivery pathways and funding mechanisms The guide will assist councils in developing the core components of a green-blue infrastructure action plan that will inform and drive council-led initiatives.
Smart Green Cities is a collaborative hub connecting industry, government, researchers and community to create liveable urban environments by inspiring change through evidence-based problem solving.
This guide is a resource for anyone interested in conserving and managing grasslands but particularly useful for those planning new urban areas, including state and local government planners, planning consultants and landscape architects.
Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit social organisation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet and vibrant, sustainable communities. It is a registered charity. Its principal purposes are to: 1. encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment or a significant aspect of it; and 2. provide information or education, or carry on research about, the natural environment or a significant aspect of it.
In 2019, 16 partner councils, the VPA and CASBE partnered to develop a Sustainable Subdivisions Framework focusing on improving the long term community benefits delivered by a subdivision through the planning process. The Framework is currently being trialed across Victoria by a number of councils initially on residential subdivisions but is also able to be applied to commercial and industrial subdivisions.
The report, commissioned by and for the City of Melbourne, describes the results of a project exploring the vulnerability of tree species currently planted in the City of Melbourne, and identifies some potential new species that may be more suitable for the City’s climate futures. It is worth noting the caveats on the interpretation of species vulnerability.
An Australian based research hub, the mission of the CAUL Hub is to take a holistic view on the sustainability and liveability of urban environments, to help deliver better cities.
The Tools and Products (TAP) program aims to enable industry adoption and utilisation of key intellectual property outputs from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities research, to support mainstreaming of water sensitive technologies and practices. At its core, Tools and Products is concerned with the translation of knowledge into software-based tools. It will create an integrated set of platforms to aid decision-making that will transitions our cities towards water sensitive futures.