Tag: Melbourne

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index

Arcadis

The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 50 of the world’s leading cities. Sydney ranked 11 and Melbourne 17.

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Wild Melbourne

Wild Melbourne is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of Melbourne’s environment and to teaching people the importance and majesty of native species and landscapes, from Port Phillip Bay to the high country.

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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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Plan Melbourne

The Plan Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy sets out the Victorian Government vision that will guide the growth of Melbourne to 2050. It has been released after a consultation process.

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City of Moonee Valley Draft Urban Ecology Strategy

The City of Moonee Valley Draft Urban Ecology Strategy has been developed to guide the Council in enhancing the local natural environment and to provide a basis for supporting annual urban ecology implementation plans. The strategy is open for public

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Start with the grasslands – Design guidelines to support native grasslands in urban areas

The Victorian National Parks Association, with support from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, has developed design guidelines to support native grasslands in urban areas.

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Melbourne one of 33 cities to be an inaugural member of the global 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

The City of Melbourne has been selected to be an inaugural member of the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. 100 Resilient Cities is supporting cities from around the world to better address the increasing shocks and stresses of

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Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades

The Growing Green Guide has been developed with advice from industry experts and knowledge from academic research to explain how to create high quality green roofs, walls and facades. The guide is targeted at projects based in Melbourne and Victoria,

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Mooney Valley Mayoral Urban Ecology Photo Competition

To celebrate Moonee Valley’s diverse urban ecology, the City of Moonee Valley is running the Mayoral Urban Ecology Photo Competition. Entries must be received no later than 5pm Monday, 16 June 2014.

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The climate buffer effects of urban trees, and are some areas benefiting more than others?

Urban heating further increases extreme summer temperatures. The urban heat island effect is explored in the video Melbourne an ‘urban heat island’. In recognition of the climate buffer and other benefits of urban trees, the City of Melbourne is implementing an

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