A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne
The paper talks to the value of water to livable communities. It builds the case for investing in water-enabled green and blue infrastructure and quantifies the public health benefits that can be generated.
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub has released a free e-book, Cities for People and Nature. The e-book showcases the hub’s findings following six years of research. It follows five key themes: cities are Indigenous places, air quality, urban greening, urban biodiversity and future cities. It also explores the impact that the Hub’s research has made on the sustainability and liveability of our urban environments. Readers can interact with the multimedia elements, including video and audio, and find links to useful resources, such as apps, factsheets, reports and more.
The City of Melbourne is facing the significant challenges of climate change, population growth and urban heating, placing pressure on the built fabric, services and people of the city. A healthy urban forest will play a critical role in maintaining the health and liveability of Melbourne. CoM's Urban Forest Strategy seeks to manage this change and protect against future vulnerability by providing a robust strategic framework for the evolution and longevity of Melbourne's urban forest.
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.
The Cool it project used existing spatial data to determine urban areas of 9 Victorian regional and rural Councils that were socially vulnerable to heat impacts. The methodology objective was to pinpoint the intersection of Social Vulnerability, Pedestrian Intensity and Heat.
Council Arboriculture Victoria 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.
This guide provides a step-by-step process for organisations and community groups to plan, establish and monitor Climate Future Plots, and to establish a network of climate-resilient plant communities. What's a Climate Future Plot? Climate Future Plots are areas of revegetated and restored land which incorporate genetic and/or species diversity to enhance habitat resilience to the uncertain and unpredictable effects of climate change. By including and monitoring the success of a mixture of local and climate pre-adapted plant genotypes (such as seed from hotter and drier climates) the plots aim to enhance the resilience of natural landscapes to the changing climate and to actively inform future restoration and biodiversity conservation management. In partnership with Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
The City of Melbourne is working to create a sustainable and resilient water system that will support liveability into the future. As well as changing the way we manage and use water, we are completing projects that provide alternative sources of water, increase permeability and reduce pollution in our waterways.
Green Factor is a green infrastructure assessment tool designed by City of Melbourne and developed to help with designing and constructing new buildings that are environmentally friendly and include green infrastructure.
From growing vertical gardens to planting trees and creating pocket parks, many of Melbourne's laneways have enormous potential to become the city’s backyard. There are over two hundred lanes in the central city, making up an area of almost nine hectares. City of Melbourne's (CoM) Green Your Laneway program helps transform the city’s laneways into leafy, green and useable spaces for everyone to enjoy. As part of the program, CoM developed a world-first interactive map to show laneways that could go green, based on the amount of sunlight they receive, exposure to wind and physical characteristics.