NSW 2020 Where Will All the Trees Be? NEW DATE
Join Greener Spaces Better Places’ Jess Miller to talk through the results of the third national green cover benchmarking report. Specifically it will look at how different local government area ’types’ are addressing and overcoming barriers that prevent more and better urban green space.
Greener Spaces Better Places has just released part one of its third national benchmarking report, “Where Will All The Trees Be?” Jess Miller will give her presentation and will follow with some Q&A.
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Once more, it uses the i-tree methodology to understand the overall urban green cover trends across urban LGAs as well as delves into how local government areas of a similar ’type’ - according to rainfall, population and density - are faring.
Already results indicate that 62% of urban local government areas now have more urban green cover than they did in 2016, however the overall decline in green space persists with 69% or urban spaces having seen a decline since 2013. This is in spite of more than 80% of the councils surveyed saying that they have an urban forestry (or equivalent) plan in place.
As part of the release, there is an interactive online tool that provides council and the broader community to understand canopy within their own area.
Part Two of this report will be released in the coming weeks and take a more detailed look into what key challenges and opportunities facing local government urban greening programs, this is a result of an in-depth national survey.
Date: 4th FEB 2021 12pm-1pm
REGISTER : Free Webinar
CPD: 1 informal
Councillor Jess Miller was elected to the City of Sydney Council as part of the Clover Moore Independent team in 2016. Part of her motivation for being on Council was to ensure that views of younger people were represented on Council (especially with regard to the 24-hour economy) and that the City continue set an global example of how to deal with the changing climate. Jess’ key areas of expertise are in environmental systems specifically urban ecology and urban forestry, and local food systems. She is an advocate for a slow city with lots of active and public transport, character, community, sport, colour and creativity.
Jess is a Program Advisor to sustainability and innovation company, Republic of Everyone. Jess is known for her creative and inclusive approaches to sustainability, strategy and innovation. Jess co-founded GreenUps Sustainability Drinks, Grow it Local and the Elizabeth Street Gallery, and she has worked on the Garage Sale Trail, Tweed Ride, and Grow Show. For the last four years, Jess has curated the food program for TEDxSydney where she introduced 'Crowd-farming', 'Rebel Food' and 'Love Food'. Jess is passionate about the power of food to bring people together and celebrating local producers, and Sydney's food and drink.
Thank you to AILA NSW Principal Partner and Greener Spaces Better Places Partner Andreasens Green