Tag: Green Space

Green Cities Design Book: 50 city stories explored

Design Book: 50 city stories explored

This design book from Arup examines the ideas that help make great urban places – through design that is intelligent, beautiful, green, resilient, responsible and future-facing.

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Blue Mind explores the remarkable effects of water on health and well-being

Blue Mind

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is a new book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the

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Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological restoration has grown rapidly and now encompasses not only classic ecological theory but also utilitarian concerns, such as preparedness for climate change and provisioning of ecosystem services. Three dominant perspectives compete to influence the science and practice of river

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Draft EPBC Act Policy statement – Camp management guidelines for the Grey-headed and Spectacled flying-fox

Draft EPBC Act Policy statement - Camp management guidelines for the Grey-headed and Spectacled flying-fox

The intention of this draft policy statement is to ensure that there are no significant impacts on these EPBC Act listed flying-foxes due to actions to manage their camps. The draft policy is open to the public for comment until

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Opportunity or Orientation? Who Uses Urban Parks and Why

The findings of new research (open access) suggest that measures to increase people’s connection to nature could be more important than increasing urban green space availability if we want to encourage park visitation (with thanks to Decision Point).

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Managing the impacts of urban development on large trees

An article on page 13 of Decision Point #82 explores the negative impacts of urban development on large trees and what can be done to mitigate some of these impacts.

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Nominations invited for Edible Streets program committees

The Edible Streets program is an initiative of Global Food Relief (GFR). It seeks to transform urban disused spaces using good looking functional container beds growing veggies and herbs. Nominations are now invited for the Edible Streets program Education and

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Sydney Urban Sanctuary campaign

Sydney’s green space is increasingly under pressure from a growing population and increased development. As discussed in The Urban Sanctuary report, the Total Environment Centre (TEC) has created the Urban Sanctuary campaign to foster an urgently-needed long-term vision for remnant

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IUCN Urban Protected Areas: Profiles and Best Practice Guidelines

Urban protected areas are protected natural areas situated in or at the edge of larger population centres. The new IUCN book Urban Protected Areas: Profiles and Best Practice Guidelines is designed as a guide to help managers of urban protected

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Where Are All The Trees? An analysis of tree canopy cover in urban Australia

Research carried out by the University of Technology, Sydney on behalf of 202020 Vision has analysed tree canopy cover in Australia’s most urban, dense, local government areas (LGAs), finding that urban green space throughout Australia is in decline. Hobart, Brisbane

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