ICLEI convenes webinar on greening the private realm

A webinar exploring how local governments can broaden support for efforts to retain trees on private property will be held on 25 November.

The webinar is being convened by ICLEI Oceania and is targeted at elected officials, leaders, and officers from municipal, metropolitan, and regional authorities across Australia, community members, the private sector, and academia.

“Despite fantastic urban forestry progress on public land, most Australian urban councils are losing green cover due to private property losses,” ICLEI says.

“By motivating everyday people to green their space, we can make Australia’s towns and cities the greenest in the world.”

The webinar will be moderated by Yarra City Councillor Amanda Stone and will feature, among other speakers, City of Unley Mayor Michael Hewitson.

Click here to register for the webinar at 4pm AEDT on 25 November.

In other webinar news, Geoscience Australia, FrontierSI, and AURIN have convened an interactive workshop on accessing and utilising satellite imagery and data for urban planning.

The purpose of the workshop is to better understand the needs of the urban planning community, and how Earth observation can become an integral and critical component for future industry growth.

Click here to book for this free workshop on 23 November at 12pm AEDT.