Research Staff - Climate Futures

Research Staff - Climate Futures

Worshop Program

Registration & Welcome

Marco Amati IPP Research Theme Leader, Climate Futures at Macquarie

Welcome to the Workshop


Session One - Climate change and green infrastructure responses


Lesley Hughes
Co-director Climate Futures at Macquarie
Macquarie University

The challenge of climate change for biodiversity in cities


Linda Corkery
Director, Landscape Architecture Program
University of New South Wales

Greening the 21st century city: the Australian context


Dong Chen
Principal Research Scientist
CSIRO Ecosystem Science

Green Infrastructure in Mitigating Extreme Summer Heat

10.00 Panel discussion with speakers
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-12.00 Session Two - The impact of green infrastructure in our cities

Suzanne Dunford
Principal Policy Officer in Impacts and Adaptation
Office of Environment and Heritage

Increasing opportunities for urban green cover in NSW


John Siemon
Project Manager PlantBank
Australian Botanic Garden

Form and function: options in the design of PlantBank


Guido Den Teuling
Technical Coordinator
Green Building Council of Australia

Encouraging Greener Buildings Australia

12.00 Panel discussion with speakers
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Monitoring and measuring the effects of green infrastructure
13.30 Mingzhu Wang
PhD candidate
Macquarie University

Methods of measuring urban trees: iTree and LiDAR compared
13.50 Xiaofeng Li
PhD candidate
Macquarie University

Measuring the impact of a single building: MQ's new library
14.10 Panel discussion with speakers
14.30 Coffee Break
15.00 Structured Plenary
‘Setting the agenda: Next steps & proposed projects’
(Chair: Marco Amait and Lesley Hughes co-chairs)
16.00  Open Networking


For further information contact
Leigh Staas, Executive Officer of Climate Futures
Phone: 02 98506297

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