Judy Bush


How could sustainability transition theories support practice-based strategic planning?

Theories of sustainability transitions aim to explain the processes, pathways and actors that are involved in transformations in technologies and practices. Whilst there is a growing body of research developing theoretical understandings, there has been less documented on how theories are utilised and applied by...

Urban green space in the transition to the eco-city: policies, multifunctionality and narrative

Urban green space provides multiple benefits to city dwellers— both human and non-human. These ‘nature-based solutions’ include mitigating urban heat and stormwater runoff, providing biodiversity habitat and contributing to human health and wellbeing, and social and cultural processes, which are key elements in creating ecological...
Conference paper

Green roofs in Australia: review of thermal performance and associated policy development

In Australia, there is an increasing interest in using extensive green roofs to make buildings more sustainable and provide a number of social, ecological, aesthetic and thermal benefits to cities. The potential of green roofs to reduce building energy consumption has been extensively studied overseas...
Conference paper

Transforming cities towards an ecological worldview: applying sustainability transition theories and resilience thinking to urban planning

Cities are complex and dynamic social-ecological systems; both human and ecological systems are in mutual interaction. As a social-ecological system, a city’s form and structure can change over time. The transcendence and durability of cities is in fact due to their continuous change. Major transformations...

One million urban trees

Trees and green spaces are essential for urban sustainability and liveability, but so is planting the right things in the right places... Read the full article on the University of Melbourne's Pursuit site.