Sustainable Cities

As populations continue to expand this growth is placing more pressure on our cities.

Our experts are conducting research that will ensure the sustainable development of our cities for the preservation of both the environment and the well-being of their inhabitants.

Current projects are focused on improving the management and ecological health of urban waterways, developing green infrastructure including green roofs and walls, investigating the use of green spaces and trees in urban areas, exploring the potential of urban greening for preserving biodiversity as well as investigating the impacts of forest management on city communities.

Within this domain, the Green Infrastructure Research group is leading the way in Australia in researching and demonstrating the use of green roofs in urban spaces. The group's aim is to overcome existing barriers to the widespread application of green roofs for ecosystem services and climate change adaptation. The group is also investigating the value of urban trees in providing similar ecosystem services.