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Leila Farahani

Conference paper

Snakes in the city: understanding urban residents' responses to greening interventions for biodiversity

As cities are recognised as hotspots for biodiversity, urban greening interventions are becoming more important. Such initiatives are promoted as having multiple benefits for nonhumans and humans alike, infused with narratives of climate change adaptation and positive health outcomes. Yet little research has critically examined...
Conference paper

Investigating residents' use and perceptions of informal greenspaces: a study of Stony Creek in Melbourne's west

As the world’s population is becoming more urbanised, there is growing recognition of greenspaces as a promising planning tool in tackling problems associated with urbanisation. An increasing body of research highlights the physiological, environmental and social benefits of urban greenspaces for urbanites. So far, however...