City of Melbourne is taking steps towards a green future through the development and implementation of the Valuing Green Guide and Green Our Rooftop collaborate research grant. Find out more about these new initiatives.
VALUING GREEN GUIDE
As part of the City of Melbourne’s Green Our City Strategic Action Plan 2017-2021, the Valuing Green Guide was developed to explore and examine the relationship between green infrastructure and public and private benefits around:
- Water – particularly stormwater runoff and water quality
- Temperature – particularly the urban heat island and heatwaves
- Biodiversity in the city
- Human health and wellbeing
The Valuing Green Guide is based on Quantifying the Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Melbourne, a literature review and gap analysis created by Victoria University and the University of Melbourne, on behalf of the City of Melbourne. Quantifying the Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Melbourne will be publicly accessible of the City of Melbourne website by the end of July 2019.
You can read more about the Valuing Green Guide on the City of Melbourne website here.
GREEN OUR ROOFTOP COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS INFORMATION SESSION
On July 1 2019, City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government announced the Green Our Rooftop Demonstration Green Roof Research Grants & Postgraduate Scholarship program.
To help inform and assist applicants with their research grant questions we will be holding an information session to discuss the vision of the City of Melbourne, the background of the grant program, and answer any questions. This information session will cover:
- Policy background
- Valuing Green Guide and Quantifying the Benefits
- Green Our Rooftop’s existing research partner
- Site features, limitations and accessibility factors
- Rooftop research equipment
When 10:30-11:30am, Tuesday 30 July 2019
Where Mezzanine, Council House 2, 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
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Via City of Melbourne