[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100324]
Researchers A/Prof Sarah Bekessy; A/Prof Richard Fuller; A/Prof Dieter Hochuli; Dr Fiona Fidler; Dr Cecily Maller; Dr Ascelin Gordon; Dr Georgia Garrard; Dr Christopher Ives; Dr Luis Mata; A/Prof Adrian Dyer
Brief description This project aims to determine mechanisms linking urban design to socio-ecological benefits from green spaces. Ecological restoration in urban green space could attract more biodiversity into urban environments, reduce maintenance costs, provide market advantage for the development industry and improve a sense of place for residents. However, how best to encourage biodiversity using urban design is poorly understood, and little is known about how green spaces create health and well-being. This project will alter levels of green space design explanatory variables in modular experimental plots, in both Royal Park, the City of Melbourne’s largest public green space, and Melbourne’s CBD; conduct biodiversity and human wellbeing experiments; and develop urban design recommendations that support biodiversity and human wellbeing.
Funding Amount $321,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects