The ‘Where Will all the Trees Be’, Urban Canopy Benchmarking Report, is now available.
Led by RMIT University, Greener Spaces Better Places and funded by Hort Innovation, this report provides longitudinal research results from 131 Local Government Areas (LGA) on urban green cover increase and decline. The research promotes the importance and value of green cover to urban liveability, particularly in the context of ongoing population growth and the expansion of Australian cities and suburbs.
- Understand to what extent factors such as urban density, population growth and effort influence local councils’ ability to increase or maintain their urban green cover.
- Identify ‘Best on Ground’ councils who, despite a range of challenges, are finding innovative ways to protect and increase their urban green cover.
- Capture the broader community’s imagination and understanding of the value of urban green cover by translating ‘targets’ and ‘percentages of cover’ into a more tangible vision for the future, through imagery and an interactive ‘search my postcode’ tool.