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The Conversation – Greening our grey cities: here’s how green roofs and walls can flourish in Australia

Melbourne Sky Park, between the CBD grid and Docklands precinct. (Oculus, used with permission, Author provided) Originally published in The Conversation on 5 June 2020 by Nicholas Williams, Cathy Oke, Leisa Sargent  Tomorrow [...]

Organic Gardener: ‘Wall to wall green’

Excerpt taken from article originally published in Organic Gardener by Helen Cushing, February 2020 ... The green building revolution One Central Park, Sydney ‘Living infrastructure’ is the preferred name these days for [...]

Climate change activism, food security and making space for pollinators in the urban landscape

By Jock Gammon, 31 October 2019 The demand for meaningful action to combat climate change and its effects is growing, and so is the pressure on government and industry worldwide to do more to [...]

Domain: ‘Planting greenery on roofs can help improve air quality inside buildings: study’

Originally published in Domain by Jim Malo on 22 April, 2019 Covering the roofs of apartment and office buildings with plants can help improve the quality of air inside and lift property values, according [...]

Australia’s First Indigenous Rooftop Farm Opens

Australia's first Indigenous rooftop farm in now open at South Eveleigh. The visionary concept was developed by cultural start-up Yerrabingin in a collaboration with Mirvac. The 500sqm rooftop farm was officially opened by NSW [...]

The Urban Developer: ‘A Jungle of Rooftop Greenery’ : Council Makes Green Roof Push

Originally published in The Urban Developer by Ana Narvaez, 11 September 2018 Developers will be encouraged to include rooftop gardens and communal space on new apartment projects under proposed changes to Brisbane’s City Plan. [...]

ABC News: ‘Green roofs for Australian cities would help reduce flooding and save on bills, study shows’

Originally published on ABC News, by James Hancock (20 May 2018) It's a bold vision for Australia's future. The grey roofs of city buildings transformed into a green canopy. City councils — including [...]

2020-09-24T13:04:21+10:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Green Roofs, Media|

‘Green walls come under attack’

Originally published in The Fifth Estate, by Cameron Jewell, 25 January 2018 Green wall advocates have hit back at an attack from a leading architect on the value of green walls, citing energy savings [...]

‘Missed opportunity’ for green roofs as Sydney’s apartment boom continues

By Lisa Visentin, originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2018 ...The current apartment boom is likely to exacerbate what is known as the urban-heat island effect, where buildings and the surrounding concrete and [...]

Sourceable: Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population

This article was originally published in Sourceable by Jock Gammon. Australia’s ageing population is about to greatly increase the country’s demand for living infrastructure. Anyone who knows Baby Boomers knows this generation is not going [...]

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