Resource Author: Croeser, Thami

From parking to parks: The benefits of planting trees in Melbourne’s thousands of redundant car parking spaces

Abstract City streets are often undersupplied with trees and green space. However, parking is abundant – both on streets, and in nearby buildings. With a number of trends and policies encouraging alternatives to driving, the time may be ripe for a conversion of redundant parking space to green space. In this presentation of forthcoming research, …

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Building biodiversity into the urban fabric: A case study in applying Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD)

Biodiversity within cities is fundamental for human health and well-being, and delivers a wide range of critical ecosystem services. However, biodiversity is often viewed as an afterthought or final addition once an urban development nears completion. As such, provisions for biodiversity are typically tokenistic and do not achieve the experience of everyday nature that people need…

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