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Trees in challenging places

By City of West Torrens – 2021

This City of West Torrens initiative provides guidance for Councils on planting trees where the plan...

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This City of West Torrens initiative provides guidance for Councils on planting trees where the planting space is small or contested. The Design Guideline summarises Council experiences of green and grey infrastructure conflicts, and the relevant local, national and international guidance. It provides six design principles for more, and more successful, street tree planting: ‘the roots get the shoots’ (soil volume is critical); ‘happy trees happy infrastructure’ (risks to infrastructure are reduced if the tree’s needs are met); cost efficient solutions maximise implementation; the right tree for the right location; prioritise trees; and an integrated approach (to produce the best outcomes for all).

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University of Melbourne: Green Infrastructure Research Group

By The University of Melbourne – 2013

The Green Infrastructure Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of Australia’s leading green in...

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The Green Infrastructure Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of Australia’s leading green infrastructure experts with a shared passion for using plants to make cities more liveable. They create and embed knowledge and technologies in smart design, construction and maintenance of green spaces, trees, parks, rain gardens, community gardens and green roofs and facades in built environments. They are part of the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

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Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Journal

By Elsevier – 2021

Urban Forestry and Urban Greening is a refereed, international journal aimed at presenting high-qual...

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Urban Forestry and Urban Greening is a refereed, international journal aimed at presenting high-quality research with urban and peri-urban woody and non-woody vegetation and its use, planning, design, establishment and management as its main topics. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening concentrates on all tree-dominated (as joint together in the urban forest) as well as other green resources in and around urban areas, such as woodlands, public and private urban parks and gardens, urban nature areas, street tree and square plantations, botanical gardens and cemeteries.

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Urban Forestry Diversity Guidelines (City of Melbourne)

By ASPECT Studios and Tree Logic. Vic – 2011

The Urban Forest Diversity Guidelines is a subsidiary document to the City of Melbourne Urban Forest...

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The Urban Forest Diversity Guidelines is a subsidiary document to the City of Melbourne Urban Forest Strategy. The guidelines are intended to inform the Tree Precinct Plans that in turn will determine locations for street tree plantings. Park trees will be planted using existing Masterplans and site specific plans. In partnership with ASPECT Studios and Tree Logic.

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Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer

By Government of South Australia – 2021

The Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer enables the exploration of high-resolution surface temperatur...

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The Urban Heat and Tree Mapping Viewer enables the exploration of high-resolution surface temperature data for the Adelaide metropolitan area. The data presented can be used to: - Evaluate how urban infrastructure choices affect the temperature characteristics and extents of urban heat islands, - Help plan activities to mitigate high temperatures in the urban environment, and - Improve the resilience of communities and assets to extreme heat and prolonged heat events.

South Australia Implementation tools State-specific Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Valuing Green Guide

By City of Melbourne – 2019

This document is a summary of work by a team from Victoria University and the University of Melbourn...

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This document is a summary of work by a team from Victoria University and the University of Melbourne who surveyed the economic benefits of green roofs, walls and façades in the research literature and industry reports.

Victoria Urban greening benefits
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Vibrant Cities Lab: Toolkit

By Vibrant Cities Lab

The U.S. Forest Service step-by-step guide to implementing Urban Forestry in your community.

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The U.S. Forest Service step-by-step guide to implementing Urban Forestry in your community.

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Victorian Biodiversity Atlas

By Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – 2020

The VBA species observations are a foundation dataset that feeds into some of the many biodiversity ...

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The VBA species observations are a foundation dataset that feeds into some of the many biodiversity tools used in DELWP’s everyday decision making - showing where wildlife is now and how this has changed over time. You can use the atlas to search and map species from across the state, check for threatened species in your area.

Victoria State-specific Reporting, Measurement & Tracking
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Water Sensitive Urban Design asset hub

By Water Sensitive SA – 2021

A dedicated infiltration systems Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assets page. All of the informa...

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A dedicated infiltration systems Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) assets page. All of the information you need is available for you in one place, including benefits and related research evidence, design tips, guidelines, presentations for online learning, plus exemplar projects case studies.

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Water Services Association of Australia

By Water Services Association of Australia

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak industry body representing the urban ...

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The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) is the peak industry body representing the urban water industry.

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West Australian Greywater Guide

By Greywater & Wastewater Industry Group – 2019

A concise resource for those wanting practical information on how best way to reuse greywater in the...

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A concise resource for those wanting practical information on how best way to reuse greywater in their gardens.

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Which Plant Where?

By Hort Innovation / Macquarie University / Western Sydney University / NSW Gov – 2015

The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research projects that will find out where cu...

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The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research projects that will find out where current favourites are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face. Which Plant Where? learns from past successes, and stress-tests major landscape species to find opportunities for new species and varieties to be planted.

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