Melbourne

Transforming Melbourne's Skyline: Push For Green Roofs Across The City

Transforming Melbourne's Skyline: Push For Green Roofs Across The City

The roof of the austere concrete government office 1 Treasury Place will be transformed into a lush landscape to demonstrate how existing buildings can be retrofitted with green roofs to help Melbourne adapt to climate change.

Urban Forests: Melbourne’s Plan to Green the City

Urban Forests: Melbourne’s Plan to Green the City

Australia’s second largest city has unveiled a $19.1 million plan to unleash a sea of green across the city by boosting urban forests and decorating buildings with ‘vertical greening.’

Australian Cities are Lagging Behind in Greening Up Their Buildings

Australian Cities are Lagging Behind in Greening Up Their Buildings

Covering roofs and walls of buildings with vegetation is a good way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Roofs for Australian Cities Would Help Reduce Flooding and Save on Bills, Study Shows

Green Roofs for Australian Cities Would Help Reduce Flooding and Save on Bills, Study Shows

The grey roofs of city buildings transformed into a green canopy. City councils — including Sydney and Melbourne — have been nurturing the green roof concept for about a decade. But progress has been slow.