Sustainability & Environment

Reimagining The Suburb: Planning For Biodiversity In The Urban Fringe

Combining knowledge and research to build the case for planning and development to protect threatened grasslands.

Improving prospects for grassland conservation within housing developments whilst investigating urban development scenarios that mitigate impacts on existing grasslands will lead to greener, more sustainable suburbs. Researchers are working with a range of sectors to ensure issues such as human health, housing affordability and transport are considered. Considering biodiversity in this context will make a stronger case for appropriate urban and peri-urban development and will target urban designers and developers. Outcomes from the project have the potential to impact planning law for urban and peri-urban developments.

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