Publications and Outreach


Maintenance Guidelines for Australian Green Roofs
Rayner J, Lumsden E and Bathgate R (2022)


Roadmap for Green Roofs, Walls and Facades in Australia’s Urban Landscapes 2020-2030

Journal articles

Williams NSG, Bathgate RA, Farrell C, Lee KE, Szota C, Bush J, Johnson K, Miller RE, Pianella A, Sargent LD, Schiller J, Williams KJH & Rayner JP. Ten years of greening a wide brown land: A synthesis of Australian green roof research and roadmap forward. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 62 (2021) 127179

Williams K, Lee K, Sargent L, Johnson K, Rayner J, Farrell C, Miller R & Williams N (2019) Appraising the psychological benefits of green roofs for city residents and workers. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 44.

Workshops & Conferences

Green Roof Maintenance Workshop

Research experts and practitioners in green roof design and maintenance engaged in an online workshop to discuss the key maintenance requirements for a range of Australian green roofs. Maintenance is critical for functional, flourishing green roofs – ensuring they deliver the long-term benefits for which they were designed – including rainwater capture, biodiversity enhancement and cool, green spaces for people to enjoy. Participants gained a broad understanding of green roof maintenance considerations as well as detailed information on specific tasks for different types of large and small systems such as roofs for stormwater control, podium gardens and residential projects. (Dec 2020).
Find link to recording here

Green Roofs, Walls and Facades Summits

Read the collaborative vision developed by industry, researchers and governments for expanding green infrastructure in Australian cities. Our 2019 workshops in Melbourne and Sydney were a great opportunity to identify practical actions to overcoming barriers to the implementation of green roofs and vertical greening. Download the workshop summary here.

Green Roof and Green Infrastructure Research Update

Presentations and demonstrations on green infrastructure research for industry and government including an overview of the Hort Innovation project, Researching the Benefits of Demonstration Green Roofs across Australia. University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus (Dec 2018)



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