Case Study - The new blueprint for green space

The nursery industry is another step closer to benefitting from a national framework for measuring urban green space (UGS), after the completion of the research project, ‘Measuring Australia’s green space asset’.

A national system of metrics and measurement to quantify both the demand side of UGS (land cover, extent of the area) and the supply side (benefits to health, local economy, visual improvement) would provide valuable information for nursery growers, media producers and landscape architects looking to supply planting material for cities.

Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) concluded that a nationally consistent framework or ‘blueprint’ to measure a range of factors for urban green space was highly likely to be adopted and could realistically be implemented.