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    The green space projects you told us need to happen to create 20% more green space in our urban areas by 2020.

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Environmental Panel Advisory Paper for the Greater Sydney Comission

Author: Environmental Panel
Published date: 21/11/2016
Kind: PDF

PDF
 

Adelaide Summer Heat & Urban Forest

Author: Dr Huade Guan
Published date: 31/10/2016
Kind: PDF

PDF
 

202020 Vision Update - WA 2016

Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 27/10/2016
Kind: PDF

PDF
 

Could Urban Greening Mitigate Suburban Thermal Inequity

Author: Jason Byrne, Christopher Ambrey, Chloe Portanger, Alex Lo, Tony Matthews, Douglas Baker and Aidan Davison
Published date: 26/09/2016
Kind: Journal Article

Journal Article
 

How we can improve tree retention in urban developments?

Author: Tom Atkinson
Published date: 9/03/2016
Kind: Report

Report
 

Let's make our cities greener

The 202020 Vision backgrounder
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 2/01/2016
Kind: Report

Report
 

Urban Sanctuary Defender

How to defend your urban sanctuary
Author: Total Environment Centre
Published date: 3/08/2015
Kind: Toolkit

Toolkit
 

202020 Vision plan

The green space projects you told us need to happen to create 20% more green space in our urban areas by 2020.
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 1/05/2015
Kind: Report

Report
 

202020 Vision Instant Plant Plan

A step-by-step guide to make your site shed better to work in, in just one day. 
Author: 202020 Vision & Brookfield Multiplex
Published date: 25/04/2015
Kind: Report

Report
 

Theme One: Climate and Environment

Theme One: Climate and Environment
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 4/03/2015
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

Theme Two: Funding and Investment

Theme Two: Funding and Investment
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 4/03/2015
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

Theme Three: Knowledge and Skills

Theme Three: Knowledge and Skills
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 4/03/2015
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

Theme Four: Policy and Planning

Theme Four: Policy and Planning
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 4/03/2015
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

Theme Five: Community and Culture

Theme Five: Community and Culture
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 4/03/2015
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

VicRoads Tree Planting Policy

This policy describes VicRoads approach to the planting of trees within all declared road freeway and arterial road reserves for which VicRoads is the Coordinating Road Authority (CRA) under the Road Management Act 2004 (RMA).
Author: VicRoads
Published date: 26/02/2015
Kind: Policy

Policy
 

Trees in Hard Landscapes

A Guide for Delivery
Author: Trees & Action Design Group
Published date: 20/09/2014
Kind: Guide

Guide
 

Parramatta City Council on Connecting People and Places

Presentation given at the Office of Environment & Heritage Masterclass NSW and 202020 Vision Masterclass, August 2014.
Author: Leanne Niblock
Published date: 3/09/2014
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

Urban Greening Masterclass - Drivers for Community Utilities

A case study of irrigation systems at Central Park and Green Square developments in NSW
Author: Daniel Hilson
Published date: 3/09/2014
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

The Green Grid: Creating Sydney's Open Space Network

Looking at green grid on a metro to local scale.
Author: Barbara Schaffer
Published date: 3/09/2014
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

Where Are All The Trees?

An analysis of tree canopy cover in urban Australia.
Author: 202020 Vision
Published date: 15/07/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

Valuing Trees : What is Nature Worth?

In the lead up to National Tree Day over the last three years, Planet Ark has released the research reports focusing on Australians’ contact with nature and outdoor play / recreation.
Author: Planet Ark
Published date: 1/07/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

Green Infrastructure Evidence Base

The compelling evidence for incorporating nature into urban environments
Author: Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
Published date: 1/06/2014
Kind: Article

Article
 

Green Space, Health and Wellbeing: Making Space for Individual Agency

This essay suggest that particular efforts could provide more nuanced insights into the complex, personal factors that define and drive individual choices regarding the use of green spaces for wellbeing over time, thereby strengthening our under- standing of the salutogenic potential (and limits) of green spaces.
Author: Bell et al.
Published date: 28/04/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

Access to Green Space in Disadvantaged Urban Communities: Evidence of salutogenic effects

This paper explores the links between access to green space, perceptions of and activities in green space, and health and quality of life.
Author: Thompson et al.
Published date: 26/03/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

Growing Green Guide

A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria.
Author: University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne
Published date: 28/02/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

The Effect of Urban Green on Small-Area (Healthy) Life Expectancy

The effect of the quantity of green space on health outcomes such as self-rated health, morbidity and mortality ratios.
Author: Jonker et al.
Published date: 1/01/2014
Kind: Report

Report
 

Planning For a Cooler Future: Green Infrastructure to Reduce Urban Heat

How successful implementation of Green Infrastructure can help cool our cities
Author: Norton et al.
Published date: 1/10/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

A New Plan to Protect Hyde Park Trees

Author: A new plan to protect Hyde Park trees
Published date: 27/08/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

State of Australian Cities Report 2013

What our major cities are doing to adapt and prepare for heatwaves, floods, fires and storms.
Author: Department of transport and infrastructure
Published date: 31/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Green Infrastructure - Life Support for Human Habitats

The compelling evidence for incorporating nature into urban environments
Author: Dr. Martin Ely and Sheryn Pitman
Published date: 30/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Healing Gardens Becoming Criteria in Healthcare Design

Author: Sourceable
Published date: 25/07/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Climate Of The Nation 2013

This report captures the pulse of the nation on climate change, its impacts and solutions in 2013.
Author: The Climate Institute
Published date: 16/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Concrete Jungle - Push to Grow More Green Spaces Across Sydney

Author: ABC
Published date: 9/07/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

The Ethnic Distribution of Heat Risk–Related Land Cover in Relation to Residential Segregation

We examined the distribution of heat risk–related land cover characteristics across ethnic groups ...
Author: Jesdale et al.
Published date: 9/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

A Bridge For All Seasons: A Park Roofed Columbia River Crossing

Author: Sustainable Cities Collective
Published date: 7/07/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Denmarks Super Park Rescues Local Culture

Author: Outdoor Design Source
Published date: 3/07/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Deserts 'Greening' From Rising CO2

Increased levels of CO2 have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years.
Author: CSIRO
Published date: 3/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Missing Trees : The Inside Story of an Outdoor Nation/ Study Planet Ark and Toyota

Author: Planet Ark
Published date: 1/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Cool Communities: Urban Trees, Climate and Health

Author: Brown et al.
Published date: 1/07/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Taking Up Cycling After Residential Relocation

Author: Beenackers et al.
Published date: 28/06/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Sam Mostyn: Business Leaders Must Make a Sustainability Stand - The...

Author: Cameron Jewell
Published date: 20/06/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Mapping Community Access to Urban Green Space: A Comparison of Urban Communities Under Different Planning Policies

Author: The University Of Queensland
Published date: 20/06/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Grey Areas in Greening Cities

Author: Jo Isaac
Published date: 12/06/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

New Green Roof and Green Design Policies Being Developed by City of Sydney

Author: Facility Management Magazine
Published date: 1/06/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Review of the Potential of Green Infrastructure

Author: Hunter-Block et al.
Published date: 1/06/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Repairing and Preparing Australia's Landscapes for Global Change

Author: Richard Eckersley
Published date: 1/06/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Urban Green Space Good For Your Health

Author: University Of Western Sydney
Published date: 31/05/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Why We Need to Bring Nature Back into Cities

Author: Gaia Vince
Published date: 30/05/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Living Buildings for Tomorrow's Cities

Author: Rachel Armstrong
Published date: 21/05/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Benchmarking Australia’s Urban Tree Canopy

An estimate of land surface cover in 139 local governments across Australia.
Author: Institute for Sustainable Futures
Published date: 1/05/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Temperature Response to Future Urbanization and Climate Change

Author: Argüeso et al.
Published date: 23/04/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Easing Brain Fatigue With A Walk In The Park

Author: Gretchen Reynolds
Published date: 27/03/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Save or Recreate? Lessons from Singapore on the Value of Green Spaces

Author: Rachel Sullivan
Published date: 12/03/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

World’s 1st Plantagon Greenhouse for Urban Farming Under Construction (in Sweden)

Author: Zachary Shahan
Published date: 13/02/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Planning Flaws Foster Obesity

Author: Jim O'Rourke
Published date: 29/01/2013
Kind: Article

Article
 

Biophilia as an Environmental Virtue

This paper explores the potential of biophilia to function as an environmental virtue.
Author: David Clowney
Published date: 2/01/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Approaching Value Added Planning in the Green Environment

Linking economic value to urban green spaces
Author: Cilliers et al.
Published date: 1/01/2013
Kind: Report

Report
 

Water-Retention Additives Increase Plant Available Water in Green Roof Substrates

We determined whether two different water-retention additives increased substrate WHC, plant available water (PAW), days until permanent wilting and growth of winter wheat and white lupin grown in green roof substrates.
Author: Farrell et al.
Published date: 11/12/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Hot, High, Dry and Green? – Research Supporting Green Roof Plant Selection For Arid Environments

This paper summarizes a five year research program on plant selection for green roofs in dry Mediterranean-type climates.
Author: Farrell et al.
Published date: 1/10/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Green Roofs for Hot and Dry Climates: Interacting Effects of Plant Water Use, Succulence and Substrate

This article evaluates the effects of severe drought (113 days without water) on growth, water use and survival of five succulent species planted in three different green roof substrates (growing media) differing in water holding capacity.
Author: Farrell et al.
Published date: 1/09/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Global Green Space Report / Exploring our Relationship to Forests, Parks and Gardens around the Globe by Husqvarna group

Author: Husqvarna Group
Published date: 1/05/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Public Green Space and Life Satisfication in Urban Australia

Author: Christopher Ambrey and Christopher Fleming
Published date: 1/02/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Social Dimensions of Living Roofs

Social dimensions of living roofs
Author: Kathryn Williams and Kate Lee
Published date: 1/02/2012
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

The Economics of Biophilia : Why Designing With Nature in Mind Make Financial Sense

Author: Terrapin Bright Green LLC
Published date: 1/01/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

Social Benefits of Urban Green Space

This paper explores social benefits of urban green space, which includes recreational opportunities, aesthetic enjoyments, adjusting psychological well-being and physical health, enhancing social ties, and providing educational opportunities.
Author: Xiaolu Zhou and Masud Parves Rana
Published date: 1/01/2012
Kind: Report

Report
 

North Sydney Urban Forest Strategy

Author: North Sydney
Published date: 1/12/2011
Kind: pdf

pdf
 

Sowing the Seeds - Reconnecting London's Children with Nature

Author: London Sustainable Development Commission
Published date: 1/11/2011
Kind: Report

Report
 

Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From RIo to Rio+20

Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Published date: 1/10/2011
Kind: Report

Report
 

Urban Trees : Worth More Than They Cost

Author: G M Moore
Published date: 21/01/2011
Kind: Report

Report
 

A Green Infrastructure Audit of the Victoria Business Improvement District

Author: Prepared for Victoria BID Partnership by Land Use Consultants and Green Roof Consultancy
Published date: 1/10/2010
Kind: Report

Report
 

Green Roofs for a Wide Brown Land: Opportunities and Barriers for Rooftop Greening in Australia

This paper examines green roofs in Australia, discusses the challenges to increasing their use and the major information gaps that need to be researched to progress the industry in Australia.
Author: Williams et al.
Published date: 1/02/2010
Kind: Report

Report
 

Green Infrastructure Fact Sheet

Substrates for green roofs
Author: Williams et al.
Published date: 1/02/2010
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

Growing Up Rooftop Garden

Green roof, wall and facade case studies
Author: Growing Green Guide
Published date: 1/02/2010
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

The Relationship of Physical Activity and Overweight to Objectively Measured Green Space Accessibility and Use

Author: Coombes et al.
Published date: 8/01/2010
Kind: Study

Study
 

Biophilia: Does Visual Contact with Nature Impact on Health and Wellbeing?

Author: Bjørn Grinde and Grete Grindal Patil
Published date: 31/08/2009
Kind: Report

Report
 

The Value of Green Infrastructure - A Guide to Recognizing Its Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology
Published date: 1/01/2009
Kind: Report

Report
 

Sustainable Landscapes Project

The Sustainable Landscapes Project promotes sustainable design of the South Australian urban landscape, including its public and private parks and gardens.
Author: Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
Published date: 24/10/2008
Kind: Reports

Reports
 

State of the World's Cities 2008/2009: Harmonious Cities

Author: United Nations Habitat
Published date: 1/01/2008
Kind: Report

Report
 

How to Retrofit a Green Roof... In Ten Easy Steps

How to Retrofit a Green Roof...In Ten Easy Steps
Author: Growing Up
Published date: 
Kind: Presentation

Presentation
 

Hospital Grounds Reimagined - Final Resource and Toolkit

Facilitating Engagement with Hospital Grounds Greenspace Design, Development and Management for Health and Wellbeing
Author: Sarah-Anne Munoz and Amy Nimegeer
Published date: 
Kind: Report

Report
 

The Problem Solution Framework

Process guidance for adaptation practitioners
Author: Celeste Young
Published date: 
Kind: Framework

Framework