Trees? Not In My Backyard

Think Sustainability

Episode 171

There has been a great amount of focus on planting trees in public spaces but what about in the private realm, in your very own backyard? Is there space for you to plant a tree? If developments do not include space for vegetation within their designs, what happens to the future of our cities? Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges of increasing the urban forestry within private properties.



  • Associate Professor Abby Mellick Lopes, design researcher in the School of Design, and Course Director of Postgraduate Design Studies, University of Technology Sydney.
  • Associate Professor Joe Hurley, Center for Urban Research at the RMIT University


Host: Marlene Even

Music: Epidemic Sound


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