“On private land we’re fighting a losing battle”: local government officer perspectives on urban forest management in the private realm
This paper reports on a survey of local government urban forest professionals across Australia conducted in July 2020. Focusing on qualitative data from Likert scale and open-ended questions the authors interrogate the barriers and potential enablers to improved urban forest management on private land.
Planning shadeways in Bendigo: an example of digital planning to adapt to extreme heat
This paper describes an innovative approach to using and triangulating geospatial data, community perspectives on urban greening and community shade mapping activities to develop a shade mapping and (walking) route comfort model for a city.
Urban vegetation cover change in Melbourne: 2014-2018
This report focuses on the extent and change in the spatial distribution of vegetation across Melbourne between 2014 and 2018, reported against major land-use classes and against metropolitan sub-regions.
Improving connectivity for biodiversity across the City of Melbourne: a framework for evaluating and planning management actions
This report contains a methodological framework to measure habitat connectivity for a series of key animal groups across an urban landscape. The report contains a summary of the recent science for measuring habitat connectivity, things to consider when using this approach and worked examples.
Watered down: what happened to Australia’s river swimming tradition?
Australia is world-famous as a swimming nation. We have a celebrated beach culture, not to mention more privately owned pools per person than any other country. Yet few urban Australians would consider swimming in their city’s river. Almost every major Australian city sits on the...