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3 august 2019

Launch of landmark demonstration green roof site

A/Prof Nick Williams, Dr Kate Lee and Dr Rachael Bathgate recently attended the Demonstration Green Roof Project launch, on behalf of our research team.

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3 august 2019

Green Roof, Walls and Façades Summits

Our green infrastructure researchers recently ran two highly successful industry summits in Sydney and Melbourne to create a vision, and identify pathways, for greater greening in cities throughout Australia.

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3 august 2019

Nature of Cities World Summit

Dr Amy Hahs and Dr Camilo Ordóñez Barona recently attended The Nature of Cities World Summit in Paris to help thought leaders around the world to innovate for greener cities.

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3 august 2019

Urban Forest Educators’ Symposium

A/Prof John Rayner and Dr Sara Barron recently presented at the Arboriculture and Urban Forestry Educators’ Symposium, at the beautiful Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA.

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3 august 2019

Creating diverse, attractive, low-maintenance landscapes

Our team recently gave the Woody Meadows at Birrarung Marr and Capitol City Trail their second year of coppicing, to help create landscapes that look great, strengthen biodiversity and save time and money.

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3 august 2019

Student success stories

Congratulations to our amazing students who recently completed their PhD and Masters research, and garnered coveted awards! Check out their discoveries, and the impact-driven research and study opportunities on offer with our team.

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3 august 2019

Biodiversity for streetscapes

New research is underway to improve the biodiversity of streetscapes, with a fresh look at the benefits that coastal plants could bring to different settings.

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3 august 2019

Green infrastructure insights and discoveries

We’re excited to share new ways to protect remnant ecosystems in urban areas, including South-eastern Australia’s grass lands – Australia’s most endangered ecosystem – and more insights from our latest publications.

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3 august 2019

Working across borders for greener cities

Our team is busy collaborating, building capacity and forging new connections for greener cities – exciting times in Sweden, France and Australia!

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17 November 2018

Green roof industry research forum

Are you interested in hearing about the latest green roof research in Australia, and how it can be applied to your industry or organisation? We’d love to meet you on Thursday 13 December at our free half-day forum.

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17 November 2018

Green infrastructure insights and discoveries

How can we help urban trees to use valuable stormwater? What type of shrubs best handle Australian droughts? We’re excited to share these discoveries, and more, with you in our latest publications.

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17 November 2018

New urban cooling for Victorian towns and cities

Our researchers, students and graduates have teamed up with the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance and councils across Victoria to use green infrastructure to cool towns and cities.

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17 November 2018

Sharing green infrastructure research discoveries

Here’s a snapshot of our latest work in South Africa, Australia and online to build international action in using plants to make cities more liveable.

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14 September 2018

Push to address urban heat island effect

The compounding consequences of climate change and the urban heat island effect have the potential to cost vulnerable Melbournians their lives during heatwaves.

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31 August 2018

Inaugural Australian School of Urban Forestry

Bookings are now open for the inaugural Australian School of Urban Forestry, to be held in Melbourne from 11-16 November, 2018.

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31 August 2018

Dr Camilo Ordóñez at IPCC Conference

Dr Camilo Ordóñez, Green Infrastructure Research Group research fellow, convened a session in the first conference organised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Cities and Climate Change in Edmonton, Canada from 4-8 March.

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31 August 2018

Green infrastructure research at TEDxMelbourne

Last week, our research was featured in the Made Possible by Melbourne Growing Greener Cities campaign event at TEDxMelbourne.

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31 August 2018

New knowledge, networks and inspiration in New Orleans

Claire Farrell and Steve Livesley from the Green Infrastructure Research Group recently headed to New Orleans with Stefan Arndt and Chris Szota from the University of Melbourne’s School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, to host an ‘Inspire Session’ at the Ecological Society of America Conference.

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31 August 2018

Woody meadow workshops at Burnley

Our team recently ran woody meadow workshops for practitioners and explored new research opportunities.

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10 August 2018

Green roofs a smart choice in South-East Australia

Congratulations to Andrea (Andrew) Pianella on recently completing his PhD on the thermal behaviour of green roofs in South-East Australia. Andrew quantified the effects of substrate, soil moisture and vegetation cover on green roof temperatures and heat flux.

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23 May 2018

Green roofs make sense for property owners and developers

Read about our research, local government’s effort to increase green roof uptake and why one leading property developer says that green roofs are a ‘no brainer’ in a story by James Hancock from ABC News.

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30 April 2018

Creating cooler, greener cities

PhD candidate Jasmine Thom recently presented her research at a Stormwater Victoria seminar on Integrated Water Management for cooler, greener cities.

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26 March 2018

Sending green roof uptake through the roof

Building green roofs will soon become easier with the help of new research.

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