This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...
This draft 'Green Infrastructure' strategy has been prepared to guide the planning, design and delivery of Green Infrastructure in urban areas across New South Wales.
Australian cities contain millions of trees that provide amenity, important ecosystem services such as cooling and slowing stormwater, and provide habitat for birds and animals. There is growing recognition that increasing temperatures due to urban heat and climate change are a threat to some tree...
This website offers seven professionally-styled looks, using plants, that are scientifically proven to improve your air quality and make you feel more relaxed, inspired and positive.
This project aimed to foster best-practice in urban green space planning by combining the scientific state of the art with the needs expressed by potential Australian end users. It sketches a ‘blueprint’ for a nationally consistent urban green space (UGS) decision-support framework.
Explains the context and objectives of a proposed policy to control clearance of native trees and plants in urban areas of NSW.
This study analyzed the air quality improvement through several green infrastructure scenarios consisting of trees, green roofs and green walls considering a case study area in Melbourne, Australia.
Purpose / Context - Indoor air pollution in China has become increasingly serious, which has aroused wide concern among the public. The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of S.trifasciatavar.laurentii (variegated snake plant) on indoor environment. Methodology / Approach - An investigation...
Using the Cairns Botanic Gardens as a case study, this research explores the underlying aspects and issues of the management of successful garden attractions in a tropical setting.
This discussion paper reports on the outcomes of a colloquium held in Canberra on 21 June 2014 at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University. The colloquium was held to discuss the challenges associated with seed banking and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and...
Urban centres are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. In Australia, Building energy use is responsible for 23% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, more than half of which comes from the residential sector (CIE, 2007). In Australian residential homes, about...