Webinar – Planning better green spaces for our communities

February 17th, 2021

Darwin, Australia – People flock to Mindil Beach at sunset in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Darwin’s parks and gardens provide a cool haven in the tropical capital city. These green spaces are the backdrop for markets, family get-togethers, festivals, first dates, picnics with mates, sunset functions and countless other events. The City of Darwin has over 600 hectares of parks, gardens and foreshore areas under their care. To improve these areas, first city planners need to understand how different user groups in Darwin interact with green spaces: how do their needs and preferences for amenities and benefits vary?

This webinar was held on the 25th of February 2021 insights from projects and research from around Australia on how green space can be planned for community benefits including adaption to climate change impacts.

The final recording of this event with caption and transcript can be viewed here

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We heard from:

Nicola Plunkett-Cole

Nicola Plunkett-Cole (ACT Government)

Creating better public space for people, through nature in the city

Dr. Brenda Lin

Dr. Brenda Lin (CSIRO)

The Importance of Urban Gardening during COVID-19.

Dr. Xiaoqi Feng

Dr. Xiaoqi Feng (UNSW)

Better Parks, Healthier for All?

Eric Lede (City of Darwin)

Planning Green: A Local Government Perspective

Future Darwin Living Lab webinars will include:

  • A Digital Twin of Darwin to monitor and navigate change (22nd April 2021)
  • Tracking Darwin: reporting on the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework (May 2021)
  • Larrakia biodiversity knowledge and values (June 2021)