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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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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Our Knowledge, Our Way Guidelines

By CSIRO Australia – 2020

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.

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Park It

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2017

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.

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