2021

Shaping the living architecture of the street: Understanding Perth’s native verge garden revolution

Abstract Once a marginal practice, installing native plants on residential street verges is becoming increasingly common in the city of Perth, with a number of local governments (as well as state government entities) actively promoting and incentivising the practice. However, little information is available on the benefits and challenges of transforming the street verge to […]

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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 the conversion of redundant parking space to green space. In this presentation of forthcoming research,

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Green is the new Gold: The value of urban trees

Urban trees and other vegetation are valuable to the community although most of the benefits they generate are not financial. They provide attractive spaces for recreation and relaxation, thereby contributing to health and wellbeing; they provide habitat for wildlife; they provide some mitigation of urban heat; they sequester carbon; and so on. Environmental economists are

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Celebrating our iconic red gums through the ‘Eco-Arts Red Gum Trail’

Abstract Celebrating Red Gums is a community-founded movement to facilitate connection with the past, present and future River Red Gum landscapes of Australia. One of the projects emerging from this initiative is an Eco-Arts Trail.  Through the use of technology, innovation and artistic mediums, the project proposes to immerse trail-goers in a journey that deeply

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Putting a dollar value on urban forest benefits

Abstract Many studies on the benefits of trees and urban green space have been completed in recent years, an increasing number of which calculate the monetary value for what are currently non-market benefits. Published economic and financial benefits relate mainly to five services: amenities, shading, air quality, carbon sequestration and water management. Of these, amenity

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Developing an Australian street tree cost model

Abstract The costs of maintaining an urban tree over its lifecycle have been considered in several models. However, are these models typical of larger urban street trees growing under Australian conditions? The costs of maintaining an urban street tree under Australian management regimes, including purchase and planting costs of a common street tree species, herbicide

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