Category Archives: Urban Heat Island Effect

Barnett’s War on Trees

Now it is the Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital bushland and its magnificent mature shade trees under threat! Have your say Civilized cities in developed countries (and even many developing counties) are working on strategies to increase their urban tree canopies … Continue reading

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Motion to increase tree canopy

Councillor Chris Cornish from the City of Bayswater has submitted a motion to be debated at the next council meeting on the 23rd of September.  It relates to increasing the tree canopy in the City from 13.2% to ‘20% by … Continue reading

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WORLD CITIES 2014 Report By Max Hipkins

WORLD CITIES SUMMIT Singapore, June 2014 Conference Report By Max Hipkins, Mayor City of Nedlands, Western Australia WORLD CITIES Summit- 2014- Max Hipkins

Posted in High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tourism, Transport, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Woodlands or Wastelands?

            I was horrified at comments made by Councillor Stephanie Proud at the City of Stirling Planning and Development Committee meeting on the 12thof November, around the proposed Retirement Complex development at 17 Angelico Street … Continue reading

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Plans to sell off public schools and cram in students?

According to The West Australian, the Minister for Education Mr Collier has ” admitted he was looking at school closures and amalgamations“, in this article today – Jobs go in education overhaul.  What this undoubtedly means is the selling off of more publicly … Continue reading

Posted in High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, Planning and Public Health, POS, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Tree Removal & Mulching Industry, Trees, Uncategorized, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plant more trees – big ones

WA’s land clearing exacerbates drought.   In drought-stricken south-west WA, rainfall tends to be restricted to areas of native vegetation. (This is an article from the Australian Financial Review in May, 2013) Government subsidies directed to Western Australia’s struggling wheatbelt … Continue reading

Posted in Drought, Federal Government, Forests, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Remnant Bushland, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Forest International, Urban Heat Island Effect, Urban Planning, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

So long Old Mill Site, hello Dubai! :)

This is an image of the proposed development on the iconic Old Mill site in South Perth, see  more here . Check out how sophisticated the graphics are in the artist’s impression!  If you look closely you can see the Old … Continue reading

Posted in Canal Developments, DAPs, Ecocide, heritage, High-rise, Density & Urban Sprawl, LandCorp, Landscape Architecture, Local Government Amalgamations, Marine Developments, Passive Recreation, Planning and Public Health, Planning Laws, Public Open Spaces, Sustainability, Tree Protection Laws, Trees, Urban Forest, Urban Heat Island Effect, West Australian Government | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments