PROF Ray Green

PROF Ray Green


  • Community participation in environmental planning with respect to adapting to, and mitigating, climate change
  • Development of methods for modelling perceptions of landscape change
  • Exploration of relationships between environmental sustainability and public environmental values and behavior
  • Exploring links between urban open space and benefits to public health
  • The perceptual consequences of tourism development, particularly in developing countries



  • Professor Green holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture and an interdisciplinary Doctorate in landscape planning/design and environmental psychology. He is a landscape architect and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). From 2001 to 2006 he headed up the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning's Landscape Architecture Program. In 2011-2012 he served as an executive member of the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI). Prior to joining the University in 1999 he was with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Prior to focusing on research he spent 12 years in landscape architectural practice, with projects in the United States, Mexico, South East Asia and Australia. His academic research is multidisciplinary and concerned with environment-behaviour issues related to land development and conservation, climate change and the health benefits associated with human contact with nature in urban settings. The design for the new Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital was based on a design framework he developed. He is the author of Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change (2010) and co-author of Towards Low Carbon Cities in China (forthcoming), The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs (2005) and Design for Change (1985). His work has also appeared in various landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental psychology journals.   


Member of

  • CELA. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2000 -
  • EDRA. Environmental Design Research Association 2000 -
  • AELA. Australasian Educators in Landscape Architecture 1994 -
  • ASLA. American Society of Landscape Architects 1986 -
  • IFLA. International Federation of Landscape Architects 1986 -
  • APA. American Planning Association 1997 - 1999


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • BISHOP, I. and GREEN, R.J. (2001 - 2003).
    Community Exploration of Changing Landscape Values.
    Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC).
    Value over three years: $249,991

    GREEN , R.(2006). Evidence-based landscape design principles for hospital-park systems: The Royal Children’s Hospital Redevelopment in Royal Park, Victorian Department of Human Services and The Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.

    GREEN, R.J. (2000-2001). The impact of tourism development in Victorian coastal towns: A comparative analysis of resident perceptions of environmental change. Melbourne University Career Establishment Grant Scheme. 

    GREEN, R.J. (2000). Assessment of environmental impacts of tourism in Thai coastal communities: Resident perceptions of environmental change. The University of Melbourne International Collaborative Research Grant.



Education and training

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology 1998
  • MLA, The University of Arizona 1983
  • BSc, University of Connecticut 1979

Awards and honors

  • FASLA - Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2012
  • National merit award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1986



Available for supervision

  • Y