Supporting the creation of greener cities
The Green Cities Fund brings together a range of partners, alongside the Australian nursery and turf industry, to deliver new research which builds the case for increased urban greening.
With the Australian urban population increasing and the health benefits of green space becoming clearer, urban developers and governments are becoming increasingly interested in creating greener communities. The impact of green space on perinatal health outcomes and hospital admissions needs further research. The Green Cities Fund aims to help uncover science based answers to these questions, helping inform urban development business decisions.
Green Cities Fund co-investment projects
Which plant where, when and why
Project Code: GC15002
Service Provider: Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Greener cities, healthier lives
Expanding the living architecture industry in Australia
Investigating the performance of green roofs and walls on temporary buildings
Measuring Australia’s green space asset
Do you have a concept you’d like us to consider for Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative?
Hort Innovation is continually seeking new investment opportunities. Ideas can be submitted at any time on Hort Innovation’s website using the concept form. The form allows Hort Innovation to understand your basic concept, with a big-picture view of the aims and outcomes rather than detailed methodology. This approach aims to protect, as far as possible, IP associated with innovative ideas, whilst capturing opportunities that can be shaped into full proposals should there be an identified alignment between the concept and strategy that guides investment in the Green Cities Fund.
The investment analysis process involves filtering and potentially combining concepts for procurement. Once approval has been granted for investment in a concept, a Request for Proposal will be prepared, asking delivery partners (open or select, depending on size and scope) to provide a detailed submission that address key criteria. All responses will then be evaluated against the key criteria before the investment is contracted.
Expert Advisory Panel
About the panel
The function of the Green Cities Fund Expert Advisory Panel is to provide expert advice and oversight of the fund, including providing input into proposed projects/research and recommendations on potential methods to address future gaps or deficiencies in the existing body of research. The panels will provide impartial assessment and commercially relevant scrutiny of research proposals, fostering external confidence in Hort Innovation’s ability to rigorously assess, and provide evidence and merit-based recommendations to the Board.
|David Matthews||Proteaflora Nursery|
|Julie Francis||Moffitts Farm|
|Dr Mark Gibbs||Queensland University of Technology|
|Warwick Savvas||Aspect Studios|
|Darren Mason||Andreasens Green|
|Sharyn Casey (Facilitator)||Hort Innovation|
|Neil Burgess (Ex-officio)||Hort Innovation|