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Green reserves


Briefing paper

Nature based solutions for urban liveability: critical policy brief

This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s urban greening, biodiversity and liveability research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on the critical opportunities nature-based solutions offer in enhancing liveability.

Urban forest horizon scanning - report of the workshop in Lund, Sweden

This Urban forest horizon scanning research aims to further the knowledge of the potential changes to species, resources and conditions facing future urban forests, through a horizon scanning exercise involving end-users and researchers from CAUL Hub and other institutions.
Journal article

Landscape loopholes: moments for change

Social-ecological systems are breaking down at local, regional, and global scales, and sustainability seems an increasingly distant aspiration. Social harmony and economic systems are connected to ecological systems and climate, in multiple complex ways, at many scales.
Conference paper

Private property rights and the public interest in land use conflicts: the case of Sydney's lost greenbelt

Strategic planning is often constrained by the strengths of the market and landowners’ assumed rights and expectations. This paper examines such conflicts through a review of the relationship between property rights and social responsibilities.
Conference paper

Urban greenspace: Connecting people and nature

The paper draws on the preliminary results of two scoping studies that provide a case study exploration of urban greenspace and the connection between people and nature in Melbourne.
Conference paper

Sustainable green systems in the urban environment

This paper examines the complex issue of creating sustainable green systems and protecting biodiversity within the built environment.
Conference paper

Shaping the parklands, shaping Western Sydney

The development of the Western Sydney Regional Parklands (WSRP) has been a component of the metropolitan area’s masterplan for many decades. With the residential ‘land creep’ now virtually on its doorstep, it is timely for the WSRP to be formally recognized and developed as Western...
Conference paper

Parks in the city

This paper presents data from the second of two community surveys of park use conducted for SUPER Group in 1998 and 2001, which show how urban parks in Sydney successfully cater for demand from all sections of the community.