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Melbourne’s Urban Forest: Eco-City Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 29th, 2011

30 November , 2011
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Extract from the CoM Urban Forest Infographic

The City of Melbourne has released the first draft Urban Forest Strategy for community consultation. It responds to the large changes that are currently affecting our city’s tree population in the wake of climate change and urban growth. Within 20 years, Melbourne expects to lose 44 per cent of its trees. The draft Urban Forest Strategy seeks to manage this change and protect against future vulnerability and risk.

Have your say on how best to manage these changes in our municipality into the future by attending an Eco-City forum on the strategy.

Wednesday November 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Melbourne Town Hall

This is a free event.

Download the Urban Forest Infographic or the Draft Strategy

Melbourne’s Urban Forest: Art & Design Competition

Posted in Seeking, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on September 13th, 2011

Photo: “Bees & Mushrooms” by Dale Gillard via flickr CC

Melbourne’s Urban Forest Art and Design Competition

The City of Melbourne is holding an Art and Design Competition to celebrate the UN International Year of Forests and to raise awareness in the community about the importance of our Urban Forest. Winning entries will receive a prize and will be displayed at various high profile public locations across the City of Melbourne in the months of November and December. Learn more about our Urban Forest in the fact sheet.

We are seeking powerful visual statements about Melbourne’s Urban Forest. We’d like you to visually explore either of the following themes:

  • why trees are important to you
  • your vision for Melbourne’s future urban forest

We encourage everyone to think about our trees as they will not only benefit us, but the next generations of Melburnians to come. Trees play a key role in every person’s daily life, whether they know it or not. That’s why everyone should have a say in how our future Urban Forest should evolve.  The competition is open to several age categories, including Open (over 18), Secondary School, Primary School, and Under 5s.

The competition closes at 5.00 pm on Friday 14 October 2011.

Greening a Changing City: Urban forest, health, liveability

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 27th, 2011

28 July , 2011
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

Image: stevendepolo via flickr CC

Greening a changing city: urban forest, health, liveability:

As Melbourne inevitably grows, central to its environmental and economic sustainability, is its capacity to have green spaces that can be the lungs of the city. Appropriate tree planting can serve to reduce the heat island effect, as climate change affects our city. The benefits of an enhanced urban forest and green infrastructure will be part of the solution to future changes, as we grow and old trees need replacement. Commentators will discuss how a future urban forest might evolve. Better places and spaces, healthy trees and water storage contribute to human health, wellbeing and economic sustainability.

Panellists include: Dr Cecil C. Konijnendijk, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen; Dr Kate Auty, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Melbourne; Rod Marsh from Net Balance, Joy Murphy AO a Wurundjeri elder and traditional owner and GP Dr Dimity Williams the Secretary of Doctors for the Environment Aust.

Thursday July 28, 6 – 7:30 pm

Melbourne Town Hall

No RSVP required