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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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