Green Infrastructure and urban greening truly is a radically trans-disciplinary field. From horticulture, policy, landscape design, urban design, community gardens, teaching and even subterranean engineering – there are so many people with great skill sets, but there is not always a good understanding of what it is they do and the type of expertise they offer.
Reflecting the incredible diversity of participants on Tour, a key suggestion was to enable more cross-sector collaboration and opportunity to understand how to leverage each others’ expertise in more productive ways.
WHAT IS IT?
The Black Book of Green People is an online directory and offline service that catalogues people into areas of expertise, project experience, contact details, research interests, problems in need of a solution, solutions in need of a problem, e.t.c. This may also warrant a personal connect service, where 202020 Vision can put time into understanding what you need and put you in touch with the right person.
WHY IT’S USEFUL
- Helps operational staff from council looking for service providers, suppliers, consultants, etc.
- Helps council change-makers seeking to connect with like-minded individuals who have successfully overcome the same challenges.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
By leveraging our existing database and knowledge of our network, we put more effort into deepening and facilitating connections between 202020 Vision Partners and complement this with an online platform.
BACKED BY TOUR CONTRIBUTORS:
Susan Lengyel, City of Melbourne, VIC. Lisa Kuiri, University of Queensland, QLD. Greg Priest, JBA, QLD. Paul Barber, Arbor Carbon, WA.