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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) promot...

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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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iTree ECO Australia

By Arboriculture Australia with the US Forest Service – 2012

iTree Eco is one of the suite of tools that provides quantification of the functional services provi...

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iTree Eco is one of the suite of tools that provides quantification of the functional services provided by urban trees. Arboriculture Australia with the support of industry partners worked with the U.S. Forest Service to customise iTree Eco for use in Australia.

National Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Let's Grow! Motivating community support for private land urban greening

By Greener Spaces Better Places – 2021

Want to motivate Aussies to green their private property? This report shows you how. Take a deep div...

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Want to motivate Aussies to green their private property? This report shows you how. Take a deep dive into different population segments, tap into their needs, and overcome their pain points to get Aussie's greening their homes and gardens.

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Let's Scale Up! Urban Greening in the private realm, engaging and motivating community

By Earth Watch and Living Melbourne – 2021

This report shines a spotlight on community engagement, education and behaviour change programs to s...

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This report shines a spotlight on community engagement, education and behaviour change programs to support councils and other practitioners in making informed decisions about delivering, adopting and expanding their urban greening programs.

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Living Melbourne: Our Metropolitan Urban Forest Strategy

By The Nature Conservancy and Resilient Melbourne – 2019

Resilient Melbourne in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have developed Living Melbourne...

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Resilient Melbourne in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have developed Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest – a bold new strategy for a greener, more liveable Melbourne. A flagship action of the Resilient Melbourne strategy Living Melbourne presents a transformative approach to respond to urban challenges with nature.

Victoria Strategies and plans
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Loci Better Best Practice Guides - Green Infrastructure

By Loci Environment & Place Inc. – 2020

Loci Environment & Place Inc. supports green infrastructure knowledge growth and trial projects for ...

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Loci Environment & Place Inc. supports green infrastructure knowledge growth and trial projects for our cities.

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Measuring Australia’s Green Space Asset

By UTS via Hort Innovation – 2019

This research project was tasked with looking at tools and methods available around the world, and c...

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This research project was tasked with looking at tools and methods available around the world, and currently used in Australia, for mapping, monitoring and reporting on urban green space – as well as investigating the areas relating to urban green space that stakeholders such as local councils, landscape architects and others are interested to see reporting on. The project developed a blueprint for a potentially nationally-consistent urban green space decision-support framework.

New South Wales Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Necessity of Urban Green Space for Children's Optimal Development

By UNICEF – 2020

This discussion paper provides a normative framework for the relevance of green space to several int...

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This discussion paper provides a normative framework for the relevance of green space to several international frameworks, including the Sustainable Development Goals. It discusses the many benefits of green space to childhood development and provides recommended interventions at all levels.

International Urban greening benefits
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OPTIONS ANALYSIS: Costs and Benefits of Urban Tree Canopy Options for Minor Infill Development in the Planning and Design Code

By BDO EconSearch – 2020

To determine the most cost-effective way to balance urban tree canopy and infill outcomes, this stud...

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To determine the most cost-effective way to balance urban tree canopy and infill outcomes, this study tested policy options for the new Planning and Design Code. The ‘One Tree Policy’ proposed in the new Planning and Design Code is expected to deliver economic, amenity and liveability gains to the Greater Adelaide community valued at $26.4 million (Benefit Cost Ratio 1.7), and is therefore a worthwhile initiative for government to consider.

South Australia Urban greening benefits Implementation tools State-specific
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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 stren...

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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, The Neighbourhood Project – 2017

Have you ever walked past empty, sad-looking patches of your neighbourhood and thought to yourself: ...

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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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Planning a Green-Blue City: A How-to Guide for Planning Urban Greening and Enhanced Stormwater Management in Victoria

By Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – 2017

This how-to guide has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP...

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This how-to guide has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) to assist cities and towns in planning for increased presence and effectiveness of green-blue infrastructure in their urban areas. It is designed to assist councils and their partners in: • Developing a robust and locally tailored evidence base for green-blue infrastructure opportunities • Identifying green-blue infrastructure opportunities at all scales • Reviewing opportunities for greatest benefit and value • Allocating priority projects and key actions • Identifying delivery pathways and funding mechanisms The guide will assist councils in developing the core components of a green-blue infrastructure action plan that will inform and drive council-led initiatives.

Victoria Strategies and plans
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