Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 20 April 2016
A free conference has been announced, to be held Tuesday the 3rd of May, this year. The Regional Urban Forest Masterclass is based on the methodology developed by the 2020202 Vision based on the City of Melbourne's urban forestry efforts. Aimed at those working with ACT Government, NSW regional urban councils, professional Landscape Architects, arborists, horticulturalists, urban designers and developers, this full-day event will focus on rapidly transferring practical skills for urban forestry, particularly in regional urban spaces.
The 202020 Vision is a national campaign that aims to increase green spaces within cities and urban environments by 20% by the year 2020. This, along with other greening initiatives, seeks to provide a better quality of living for residents, as well as improving environmental outcomes for cities by helping to reduce air pollution, better water quality and a reduction in trapped heat effects, amongst others.
Sponsored by the ACT Government in conjunction with The Office of Environment and Heritage NSW and Australia Botanic Gardens in Canberra, issues such as common barriers to forestation, opportunities for collaboration and cost effective tools and means of managing urban forestry. A practical and cross-disciplinary approach will be adopted and it is envisaged that the event will be especially useful for those working within or in collaboration with State or local Governments.
This exciting event will be held at the Theatrette in the Australian Botanic Gardens in Acton, ACT. To register for participation or to learn more about the speakers, specific topics and planned sessions you can click here.