When the 202020 Vision started in 2013, it set out to achieve 20 per cent canopy cover in Australia’s urban areas by 2020. It may not be achieved by next year but the aspiration has generated a vast amount of activity.
Plans are afoot to redesign an entire block in central Melbourne based on biophilic principles, creating an exciting new landmark in the city.
Canberra's relative abundance of green vegetation provides a natural canopy to reduce heat stress not only for humans but for our rich biodiversity. Investing in and maintaining our "living infrastructure" is critical to a healthy and liveable future.
Two Griffith University researchers have been awarded a grant for research that will help cities predict and quantifying the benefit of similar green infrastructure for capturing atmospheric carbon.
There is a fresh call for groundbreaking temperature reduction targets to be set across western Sydney to tackle rising urban heat and turn stifling concrete jungles into green, liveable cities.
Leaving trees in the ground and planting new ones could help future proof new development sites against extreme heat
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (SA chapter) has warned that urban temperatures are increasing due to the loss of trees, replaced by houses and increased paved surfaces creating a so-called heat-island effect.
WOHA Architects is introducing its “vertical suburb” to Western Australia in collaboration with MJA Studio on their first project in Perth, the hometown of WOHA co-founder Richard Hassell.