A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne

As anyone working in the urban greening space will know all too well, there’s no shortage of information, tools, resources and case studies out there that can help you to plan, manage, protect and enhance green cover.

The trouble is, however, this information is often disparate and incomplete – making it difficult to access the most appropriate tools, resources and best practice examples.

That’s why we've collected these existing materials together – including tools, guides, publications and case studies – and curate the best of them in a single place: right here, in the Urban Greeners' Resource Hub.

This Hub has been curated following consultation with a panel of urban greening implementation, research and technical experts from across Australia, and we gratefully acknowledge their support and input.

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AILA Green Infrastructure Position Statement

By Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – 2020

AILA’s position statements articulate and clarify AILA’s position on a number of relevant and topical issues and have been developed to help communicate these to the public, the media and our members alike.

National Urban greening benefits

Blue + Green = Livability

By Water Services Association of Australia – 2019

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.

Victoria Urban greening benefits

Cities for People and Nature

By Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub – 2020

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.

Victoria Urban greening benefits Reporting, Measurement & Tracking

Climate change in Australia: Projections for NRM regions

By CSIRO – 2016

Climate change projections main page.

National Urban greening benefits

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 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

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 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

Green City Guidelines

By AIPH – 2020

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

Health benefits from water centric liveable communities

By Frontier Economics – 2019

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

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 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

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 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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