Commissioned by Hort Innovation Australia and developed by Edge Environment, the report has Union Street harnessed industry research and case studies to substantiate the benefits of urban greening and its contribution to a more sustainable built environment. Drawing on industry expertise and scientific data, the report provides accessible information and guidance to the industry and rating tool schemes; Green Star and IS (ISCA).

The current rating systems provide credits for implementing living infrastructure however the report suggests that the credits can be revised to reward projects that make a greater contribution to urban greening. The revision of the credits will encourage the uptake of living infrastructure by making these credits more attainable for projects pursuing a rating.