Greening up Australia’s cities
City roofs and walls covered in greenery not only look nice— they’re also a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Successive benefits are endless, including lowering city temperatures, improving air quality, and reducing stormwater run-off from buildings. However, when compared to cities like Toronto and Singapore, Australian cities are lagging behind in greening up their buildings. Why is this the case, and how can Australia get on board? Joining us on the line to discuss further was Sara Wilkinson, Associate Professor of the School of the Built Environment at University of Technology Sydney, one of the experts involved in this research.