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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 ul...

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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.

National Stakeholder engagement
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Cool It Project

By Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance & Urban Forest Consulting – 2018

The Cool it project used existing spatial data to determine urban areas of 9 Victorian regional and ...

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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.

Victoria State-specific Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Cool Streets

By Libby Gallagher / Gallagher Studios

Cool Streets© combines scientific research and public engagement, working with local communities to ...

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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.

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Council Arboriculture Victoria Public Resources

By Council Arboriculture Victoria – 2020

Council Arboriculture Victoria is committed to freely exchanging knowledge and information that bene...

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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.

Victoria Additional Resources
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Creating Greener Places for Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Ideas for Quality Green Public Space in South Australia

By SA Government / AILA SA – 2019

This document has been developed through collaboration between SA Government departments and the Aus...

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This document has been developed through collaboration between SA Government departments and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (SA Chapter). It provides a strong framework for community members, landscape professionals, urban planning professionals, local Councils and regional authorities to protect and enhance quality green spaces in recognition of the health, wellbeing and environmental benefits they provide.

South Australia Implementation tools State-specific
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CREATING MORE SPACES FOR TREES

By City of Adelaide, Resilient East, and University of Adelaide – 2021

The efforts to increase tree canopy in Adelaide have been hindered by inefficiencies with long-term ...

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The efforts to increase tree canopy in Adelaide have been hindered by inefficiencies with long-term planning for planting trees and collaborating with the multiple interests to find underground space to plant trees. This report provides insight into the broader issues and finds opportunities relating to city and urban green infrastructure development within the context of utility services and planning regulations.

South Australia Implementation tools Case studies State-specific
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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 i...

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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.

National Stakeholder engagement
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Developing an urban greening strategy for metropolitan Adelaide

By Green Adelaide – 2021

A summary of some of the early research and scoping supporting the development of the urban greening...

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A summary of some of the early research and scoping supporting the development of the urban greening strategy for metro Adelaide.

South Australia Strategies and plans State-specific Stakeholder engagement
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Establishing Victoria's Ecological Infrastructure: A Guide to Creating Climate Future Plots

By Greening Australia, DELWP – 2020

This guide provides a step-by-step process for organisations and community groups to plan, establish...

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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.

Victoria Implementation tools
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Evaluating Revealed Preferences for Street Tree Cover Targets: A Business Case for Collaborative Investment in Leafier Streetscapes in Brisbane, Australia

By Lyndal Plant – 2017

Many cities are seeking to optimise the ecosystem service benefits of urban trees by incorporating g...

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Many cities are seeking to optimise the ecosystem service benefits of urban trees by incorporating goals for increasing tree canopy cover into strategies that promote liveability and urban sustainability. This study adapts revealed preference valuation techniques as a combined policy evaluation and business case tool with broader application to urban forest planning and investment. In partnership with Alicia Rambaldi and Neil Sipe.

Queensland Urban greening benefits
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Explore Sustainable Water Projects in the City of Melbourne

By City of Melbourne – 2020

The City of Melbourne is working to create a sustainable and resilient water system that will suppor...

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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.

Victoria Case studies
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Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

By The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – 2019

This report represents a critical assessment - the first ever carried out by an intergovernmental bo...

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This report represents a critical assessment - the first ever carried out by an intergovernmental body -of the status and trends of the natural world, the social implications of these trends, their direct and indirect causes, and, importantly, the actions that can still be taken to ensure a better future for all. These complex links have been assessed using a simple, yet very inclusive framework that should resonate with a wide range of stakeholders, since it recognises diverse world views, values and knowledge systems.

International Urban greening benefits
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