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Trees for Liveable Cities: Delivering Effective Green Infrastructure

February 21

The Institute of Australian Consulting Arboriculturists Committee invites you to join them for a one-day forum on 21 February 2020 at the Harold Park Community Hall in the Tramsheds, Sydney, New South Wales.

The Australian Government, in announcing its Cities Agenda in 2015, recognized green infrastructure as a key component for liveable cities. In 2018, the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests, an initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, issued a Call for Action. The Call for Action noted that urban forests help attain many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Also in 2018, the NSW Government announced a goal to achieve 40% urban forest canopy over Greater Sydney by 2030.

Trees for Liveable Cities: Delivering Effective Green Infrastructure is a forum that will highlight the benefits and challenges of green infrastructure and consider how arborists, planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, engineers, urban designers, politicians and the general community can actively contribute to improving urban forest canopy.

We have some impressive speakers confirmed for the day including:

  • Dr Cecil Konijnendijk (University of British Columbia) delivering the keynote address From Green Infrastructure to Place-Making: How Trees Can Make Our Cities More Resilient and Welcoming.
  • Dr Sujata Allan (Doctors for the Environment Australia) on the Impacts of heat on human health; air quality and respiratory disease; sun cancer.
  • Professor Thomas Astell-Burt, (University of Wollongong) – Park life.
  • Dr Sara Barron, (University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Libby Gallagher (Director Gallagher Studio) Dr Gallagher’s Cool Streets pilot project in Western Sydney, based on her PHD research won an AILA 2017 National Award of Excellence. She also co-authored the NSW Government’s Urban Tree Canopy Guide Steve Hartley, Green & Resilient Places, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
  • Ross Clarke, Trees Impact

Register before 19 December 2019 to receive your early bird discount!


Visit the Trees For Livable Cities website for more information and registrations.


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Harold Park Community Hall, Tramsheds
1 Dalgal Way
Forest Lodge, NSW 2037 Australia
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