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Green City Guidelines

By AIPH – 2020

The ‘Green City Guidelines’ project is an internationally targeted initiative that aims to provide p...

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The ‘Green City Guidelines’ project is an internationally targeted initiative that aims to provide practitioners and decision-makers with the essential information they need to understand and communicate the benefits of urban green space or more accurately green infrastructure.

International Urban greening benefits
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Green Factor Tool

By Melbourne City Council – 2019

Green Factor is a green infrastructure assessment tool designed by City of Melbourne and developed t...

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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.

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Green Infrastructure Commitment

By Department for Infrastructure and Transport – 2021

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has a significant role to play in achieving the cano...

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The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has a significant role to play in achieving the canopy cover target for Metropolitan Adelaide, due to its significant property portfolio and its role in planning and delivering public infrastructure. As a lead agency, the Department has committed to identify and pursue feasible opportunities to expand green infrastructure (including water sensitive urban design) on public land, focusing on priority areas identified by Green Adelaide, corridors which provide for active travel, and new infrastructure projects.

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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 engine...

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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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Green the Street: Case Studies

By Green the Street / Catherine Simpson – 2019

Green the Street’s aim is to create greener, more inclusive, walkable and cycling focussed, cooler a...

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Green the Street’s aim is to create greener, more inclusive, walkable and cycling focussed, cooler and sustainable streets in our cities through advocacy, major installations, street planting parties and connecting our growing network.

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Greener Neighbourhood Guide

By NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – 2021

The Greener Neighbourhoods guide aims to support councils to develop or update strategic plans to en...

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The Greener Neighbourhoods guide aims to support councils to develop or update strategic plans to enhance urban tree canopy. This guide is for local governments across NSW who want to establish, build upon or re-envisage strategic planning for their urban forests. It gives guidance on how to understand, plan for, monitor and manage urban forests and promotes best practice and consistency in urban forest planning.

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Greening Melbourne: One Laneway at a Time

By City of Melbourne – 2019

From growing vertical gardens to planting trees and creating pocket parks, many of Melbourne's lanew...

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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.

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Greening the West

By Greening the West – 2020

Greening the West is a collaborative regional initiative that’s about enriching communities in Melbo...

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Greening the West is a collaborative regional initiative that’s about enriching communities in Melbourne’s west through the development of green spaces.

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Growing Green Guide

By State of Victoria, through the VAS Partnership, the Inner Melbourne Action Plan and the University of Melbourne. – 2014

These guidelines will help to develop an understanding of the technology and build knowledge about t...

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These guidelines will help to develop an understanding of the technology and build knowledge about the benefits and methods of green roof/wall/facade design, construction and maintenance for all sectors of the industry. Green roofs and walls provide a wide range of environmental, economic and social benefits, both public and private. They can reduce urban heat loadings and stormwater run-off, increase the energy efficiency and liveability of buildings, provide a range of habitat outcomes and even produce food.

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Health benefits from water centric liveable communities

By Frontier Economics – 2019

This comprehensive document assists in understanding and quantifying the liveability associated heal...

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This comprehensive document assists in understanding and quantifying the liveability associated health benefits of water industry investments in order to better inform investment decisions.

Victoria Urban greening benefits
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Hort Innovation: Green Cities Fund Research Projects

By Funded through Hort Innovation

The Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund brings together a range of partners to research and demonstrate...

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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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How to Grow an Urban Forest

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2015

Every urban area needs an urban forest. They’re good for cooling, good for water management and good...

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Every urban area needs an urban forest. They’re good for cooling, good for water management and good for exercising, relaxing or reading a book. So how do you create more? Designed for councils, this guide is based on a decade of work by the City of Melbourne. It makes it easy to navigate the process from idea to planting.

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