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Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health


Kendal, D and Flies, E and Marsh, P and Jones, P and Threlfall, C and Egerer, M and Jones, M and Anders, R and Collie, N and Kaplan, H and Nguyen, HKD and Allegretto, G and Harvey, B and Burnett, H and Hunter, B and Jeffery, E and Conomikes, M and Hickey, J and Wilson, A and Curran, B and Allingham, D and Coombe, A and Campbell, M and Quinn, L and Reed, M and Mitchell, I and Riviere, R, Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health, Healthy Landscapes Research Group, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Contract Report]

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Key Findings

  • A diverse range of actors are involved in created policy and management of green spaces (researchers, practitioners and community groups) in the greater Hobart region
  • Leadership usually occurs at local council level
  • The presence of infrastructure in green spaces can encourage use by people, but reduce biodiversity conservation for wildlife
  • The greatest barriers for green space management and engagement were due to lack of resources (especially in smaller councils), language barriers and ‘biophobia’ (fear of nature)
  • Enablers for improving green space management include public education and community engagement
  • Better connections are needed between different councils in the greater Hobart region, and between practitioners and researchers

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:urban green space, biodiversity, health and wellbeing
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Kendal, D (Dr Dave Kendal)
UTAS Author:Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)
UTAS Author:Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)
UTAS Author:Jones, P (Dr Penelope Jones)
UTAS Author:Jones, M (Professor Menna Jones)
UTAS Author:Anders, R (Mr Robert Anders)
UTAS Author:Collie, N (Ms Nicole Collie)
UTAS Author:Kaplan, H (Ms Haylee Kaplan)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HKD (Ms Hanh Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Allegretto, G (Miss Gabriella Allegretto)
ID Code:136544
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-01-07
Last Modified:2020-08-17
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