Ever visited a park or greenspace that you either led or contributed design ideas, only to discover that it hasn’t flourished: is not as popular as you had hoped, perhaps has not been maintained as you had expected, or worse, have some works been damaged, removed or replaced?
If these are questions that you might have asked yourself over the course of career, or you find to be somewhat challenging to answer, help is here!
On 21 May 2020 The CityGreen Lab facilitated the first AILA MasterClass in Design - Parks (in webinar format) covering fundamental issues including place management, crime prevention, whole-of-life asset management, and climate adaptation.
Moreover, it included content drawn from evidence-based theory and practice - specifically on-the ground experience in park management, applied through active learning.
Missed it? Register your interest on our wait list now for the next class.
The CityGreen Lab is very excited to announce that we recently received the Parks and Leisure Australia Qld 2020 Research Award for our Landscape & Urban Planning article "Factors shaping urban greenspace provision: A systematic review of the literature", as a collaboration with my co-authors Ayşın Dedekorkut and Jason Byrne.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners! And here's the link to our article in case you've missed it.
Hooray for SQLR!
(posted 9 September 2020)
The first article from our Surrey case study Under pressure: Factors shaping urban greenspace provision in a mid-sized city is now available in Cities online.
Sincerest thanks to the City of Surrey and all of our participants for their support & contribution to our research.
Access the article below; or non-subscribers can request a copy for personal use from The CityGreen Lab.
(posted 13 July 2020)
We have a new series of Blog posts where we'll be profiling visits to interesting places through "Urban Greenspace in Focus"!
Our first post all about the contribution of Paddington Reservoir Gardens to stretching our thinking about new urban greenspace from former industrial land.
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Through a Local Governance Lens: Divergent and Convergent Perspectives of Effective Urban Greenspace Provision was presented at the 9th State of Australian Cities Conference in Perth, Western Australia (30 November - 5 December 2019).
This paper presents a preliminary comparison of the factors shaping urban greenspace provision, between two of our case studies of mid-sized cities: Logan, Australia and Surrey, Canada.
Use the link here for your free copy.
(posted 31 July 2020)
The CityGreen Lab has just been appointed to two Local Buy Pty Ltd panels under their Prequalified Supplier Arrangements:
These appointments now make procurement of our services easier, quicker and more efficient for our customers in State & Local Government.
(posted 17 September 2020)
We're excited & humbled to receive the Research Award for ‘Factors Shaping Urban Greenspace Provision’ at the recent Parks and Leisure Australia 2020 Awards of Excellence.
Who knew that when sourcing & reviewing the hundreds of academic articles on urban greenspace & park supply, our findings would appeal to such a broad audience, across continents & disciplines.
Sincerely grateful for the support & guidance of my co-authors, Ayşın Dedekorkut & Jason Byrne, & mentor Prof. Catherine Pickering.Thank you Parks and Leisure Australia, event & award sponsors, colleagues, Elsevier for publishing our research.
Congratulations to all 2020 finalists & award recipients.This award is a significant milestone for our work in demonstrating the complex & diverse factors that shape our urban greenspace.
Here's the citation: Boulton, C., Dedekorkut-Howes, A., & Byrne, J. (2018). Factors shaping urban greenspace provision: A systematic review of the literature. Landscape and Urban Planning, 178, 82-101.
(posted 10 November 2020)