Urban Landscapes/Green Infrastructure
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has partnered with the organisers of the 3rd International Urban Design Conference for this concurrent.
The title, Grey to Green – Urban Design/Green Infrastructure reflects the current priorities for the profession as well as align with similar policy moves overseas – such as by CABE in the UK.
This conference session is focused around issues of urban landscape, principally:
◦ how we provide for essential life-supporting landscape capacity within our existing and future built environments, in the context of local, national & global sustainable settlement imperatives.
◦ the role and performance of landscape in relation to the social, environmental and economic outcomes of urban design,
◦ the role and potential of landscape-based strategies to value-add to climate adaptation solutions, particularly in relation to broader sustainability objectives.
The term ‘green infrastructure’ describes the network of natural landscape assets which underpin the economic, socio-cultural and environmental functionality of our cities and towns – i.e. the green spaces and water systems which intersperse, connect and provide vital life support for humans and other species within our urban environments.
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