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Urban Forest Conference: Trees in a Liveable City

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University of Western Australia
Crawley, WA Australia + Google Map

Hosted by WALGA, in conjunction with the Local Government Urban Forest Working Group, the conference will be held at the University of Western Australia on Friday, 27 November.

The conference will showcase achievements of the organisations involved in growing Perth’s urban canopy, including best practice examples and latest research, to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to make positive change in their own roles, organisations and communities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from David Callow, Director Parks & City Greening from the City of Melbourne about the journey Melbourne has been on in greening its urban landscapes. Further, a range of speakers from Local Government, State Government and the private sector will present on a range of projects that have sought to increase the urban forest.

The themes of the conference cover:

  • urban design and planning to better accommodate canopy
  • planting for biodiversity
  • improved data outcomes
  • trees in a changing climate
  • community perceptions and behaviour change to effectively engage community; and
  • technical workshops to improve planting outcomes.

The conference will be of value to:

  • Local and State Government across planning, urban design, environment, sustainability, infrastructure, community and engineering portfolios
  • developers
  • consultants
  • academia, and
  • the broader community.


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For more information, please contact WALGA’s Event Manager, Ulla Prill or call (08) 9213 2043.