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Marco Amati

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Conference paper

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Article

Five lessons from Tokyo, a city of 38m people, for Australia, a nation of 24m

The Greater Tokyo area has a population of 38 million – almost 60% more than the population of Australia. Yet Tokyo remains one of the world’s most liveable metropolises. How can Australian cities replicate this conjuring feat while retaining their own high levels of liveability...
Commentary

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...