Journal article

The role of local government greening policies in the transition towards nature -based cities

Judy Bush

Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


As urban areas increase in size, density and population, green spaces become increasingly important for sustainability and liveability. Yet urbanisation processes, compounded in many cases by climate change impacts, are placing increasing pressure on retention of urban vegetation. This paper aims to analyse the role of local government policies in provision of urban green spaces. The research focuses on policies of three neighbouring local governments in Melbourne Australia, representing inner, middle and outer urban contexts. The paper applies Transition Management's four spheres, strategic, tactical, operational and reflexive, to structure the analysis. The research identified key policy s..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author is grateful to reviewers' constructive comments that helped improve the paper. This research is supported by the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program through the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub. The author thanks all the interviewees for their valuable contributions to this research.