A collaboration between Greener Spaces Better Places and Living Melbourne
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This comprehensive document assists in understanding and quantifying the liveability associated health benefits of water industry investments in order to better inform investment decisions.
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.
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.