An Urban Forest Horizon Scan in Melbourne, Australia. Report for the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub

Catherine Elliott, Dave Kendal, Judith Bush, Giuliana Leslie, Cathy Oke, Cristina Ramalho, Meg CAFFIN, Thami Croeser, Tim Entwistle, Sebastian Fastenrath, Anna Foley, Roger Jones, Virginia Lee, Stephen Livesley, Camilo Ordonez, Catherine Phillips, David Reid, Helen Rowe, Ian Shears, Jasmine Thom Show all

Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub | Published : 2019


A horizon scanning workshop was held in Melbourne in June 2018, with participants from academia and institutions such as City of Melbourne, the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. The workshop aimed to explore the future challenges, issues and opportunities for urban forests, in the context of climate change, urbanisation and demographic changes and uncertainties. Through a series of semi-structured activities, the following themes and future scenarios emerged as challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s urban forest: • The urban forest is a term that is yet to be well defined in research and practice, but could form the basis of a diverse, inclus..

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