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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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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Centre for Green Cities

By Macquarie University – 2020

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.

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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.

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Clearwater

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.

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Council Arboriculture Victoria Public Resources

By Council Arboriculture Victoria – 2020

CAV is committed to freely exchanging knowledge and information that benefits the arboriculture industry. They provide resources to support best practice arboriculture across the public and private realms. Their resources include guidelines and tools to aid tree assessment and reporting for development projects.

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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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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.

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Sustainable Gardening Australia website

By Sustainable Gardening Australia – 2013

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.

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