Vision for ‘designing with nature’ in Adelaide, Australia: Create a city that is greener, more comfortable, healthier and more liveable
Note to Reader:
In April 2017, the Adelaide Review newspaper published an article by Nathan James Crane about Green Infrastructure and how it may be the solution that draws together a cohesive set of ideas to develop and maintain healthy living in South Australian communities. Crane is a Design Writer / Editor with the Adelaide Review.
Sustainability and Strategy in Adelaide’s Green Infrastructure
In a broad sense, the aim of the strategy is to create more cohesive, connected and well-articulated conversations about sustainable living; to provide a way to organise government and council project teams to respond to things like storm-water retention and play-space programs that are already in operation.
The implementation of the ideas still faces some challenges though. “I worry that while there’s a reasonable dialogue around the opportunities that green infrastructure provides for the community, there is still limited action,” says Stephen Forbes, a botanist and former director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
“In Adelaide there is no real shared vision for what we’re trying to achieve, governance arrangements are focussed on statutory hierarchies rather than resolving conflict and on-going challenges for community and industry capacity, such as plant selection and supply.”
To Learn More:
Download Sustainability and Strategy in Adelaide’s Green Infrastructure to read the complete article published in The Adelaide Review newspaper in April 2017.