Urban green spaces


Creating green spaces for more liveable, sustainable cities.

Urban green spaces are public and private places that are covered primarily in plants, creating more liveable, sustainable cities.

Our research impact

Our urban green space research quantifies, values, maintains and enhances social, environmental and economic benefits across spatial scales including residential gardens, nature strips, parks and nature reserves.

This new knowledge is helping government, building owners, the construction industry and design community to be best practice leaders in urban green space design, planning and management.


The woody meadow project

Ecosystem services from large urban green spaces

Soil moisture monitoring systems for urban soils

Responding to the urban heat island: optimising the implementation of green infrastructure