Planning for a cooler future: green infrastructure to reduce urban heat

Centre for Climate Change Adaptation / University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University


This guide synthesises research from the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation (VCCCAR) funded project Responding to the urban heat island: Optimising the implementation of Green Infrastructure (GI).

The guide summarises the benefits of GI, the role they play in mitigating high urban temperatures as well as key steps for GI implementation.

Detailed literature reviews of the international scientific and technical literature as well as novel research undertaken during the project underpin this implementation guide.