Journal article

Metropolitan governance in action? Learning from metropolitan Melbourne's urban forest strategy

Lars Coenen, Kathryn Davidson, Niki Frantzeskaki, Maree Grenfell, Irene Hakansson, Martin Hartigan

Australian Planner | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

One of the central, flagship actions of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy has been the development of a metropolitan urban forest strategy, called ‘Living Melbourne’. Its explicitly metropolitan scope has been one of the distinct features of Resilient Melbourne, established through the global city network 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. It is an Australian first–a metropolitan strategy galvanising support for a unified vision for urban greening across the plethora of local governments, state government, water authorities, statutory planning agencies as well as various non-governmental organisations. This policy commentary interrogates and reflects on the develop..

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