Researching the benefits of demonstration green roofs across Australia

In this project we are investigating and developing solutions to cultural, community and horticultural barriers to green roof construction.

Hort Innovation Project GC16002

With expertise in green infrastructure, psychology and business, our interdisciplinary research team is investigating:

  • the effectiveness of demonstration green roofs in overcoming barriers to uptake
  • proven plant palettes for different green roof build-ups
  • maintenance needs of different green roof build-ups for new implementation guidelines
  • which green roof plants are aesthetically attractive to a wide range of people
  • vegetation characteristics that increase emotional wellbeing.

Researchers: A/Prof Nick WilliamsA/Prof John RaynerDr Claire FarrellA/Prof Kath WilliamsDr Rebecca MillerDr Kate Lee and A/Prof Katherine Johnson (The University of Melbourne) Prof Leisa Sargent (The University of NSW)

Students: Rose Macaulay (PhD),  Zahra Saraeian (PhD), masters and honours students.

Partners: The University of Melbourne, The University of NSW, the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Funding: Hort Innovation, City of Melbourne, DELWP.

Year: 2018-2021.


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Contact

For more information please contact Nick Williams from the Green Infrastructure Research Group at nsw@unimelb.edu.au.


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PERCEPTIONS OF GREEN ROOFS
We want to know about your perceptions of different city green roofs. Find out more and take our 10min survey HERE