WHAT IS IT?
Throughout the Tour, the idea of learning through experience and ‘seeing’ what the possibilities are was a recurring idea. Participants listed many examples of green space innovation, many of which were part of private rooftops or carefully hidden in other spaces that aren’t generally well known. The City of Sydney’s Green Wall program was also mentioned, showing that even if a green innovation is not easy to access day-to-day, it is still possible to fund ways to engage the community with it. So this idea is about how to find out about these little green gems in your area, and make it easy for people to go and visit them.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We work with our partners to identify and coordinate tours of inspiring urban green spaces.
WHY IT’S USEFUL
- Educates Landscape Architects, Designers and Architects as to what is possible.
- Inspires decision-makers.
- Rewards and improves the reputation of innovators.
- Inspires more green space.
WHAT PEOPLE SAID
"Tours are a wonderful way of mobilising enthusiasm for innovative green infrastructure and beautiful landscapes. Giving people the chance to see and touch urban landscapes in the flesh is powerful. Once someone has seen what is possible, the conversation changes. Do it on the Roof runs Urban Landscape Tours in Melbourne. We’d be happy to contribute to the Vision by delivering tours."Shelley Meagher, Do it on the Roof, Vic.
BACKED BY TOUR CONTRIBUTORS:
Crosbie Lorimer, Clouston Associates, NSW. Scott Glassborow, City Belmont, WA. Josh Byrne, JBA, WA. Mara Bun, Green Cross Australia, QLD. Shelley Meagher, Do it on the Roof, VIC. Steve MacDonald, FOSEQ, QLD. Vanessa Trowell, AILA, NSW. Russ James, TC Advantage, NSW. Greg Priest, JBA, SA. Paul Osmond, UNSW, NSW. Julie Rutherford, DSR, WA. Grant Dalwood, Landscape SA, SA. Alison Kelly, Do it on the Roof, VIC. Lyndal Plant, UQ/BCC, QLD. Angela Reeve, QUT, QLD. Jean Paul van der Hulst, Hume City Council, VIC. James Worth, Green Star Design Studio, SA. Alvin Kirby, City of Gold Coast, QLD. Steven Wells, Austin Health, VIC. Robert Prince, NGIA, SA. Sky Allen, DPTI, SA. Apanie Wood, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Louise Orr, SEQ Catchments, QLD. Ella Gauci-Seddon, Outlines Landscape Architecture, VIC. Tiffany Morrison, UQ School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Management, QLD. Rob, DSR, WA. Bernadette May, Moreton Bay Regional Council, QLD.