Melbourne has large areas of on-street car-parking that could be converted into green space. In this presentation, I show (1) how these spaces can be identified, (2) how a carpark-sized planting area that delivers canopy, biodiversity and flood mitigation can fit in these spaces, and (3) give modelled results showing the benefits of converting this space in terms of canopy, stormwater interception and habitat connectivity.
Thami is an urban planner and spatial analyst, working at RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. Thami works with cities around the world to prepare plans for urban green infrastructure in his role on the EU Urban GreenUp project. His particular interest is in helping cities find space for trees and greenery in their streets.