Developing robust indicators for valuing laneway greening. Final Report

Jones, Roger ORCID: 0000-0001-6970-2797, Symons, John ORCID: 0000-0002-9832-4462, Farrar, Alison and Kendal, Dave (2018) Developing robust indicators for valuing laneway greening. Final Report. Project Report. Victoria University and City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.


This document describes a set of proposed indicators for the project Developing Robust Indicators for Valuing Laneway Greening, a collaborative research project between City of Melbourne, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne. The purpose of these indicators is to provide a baseline for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of inner-city laneway greening projects. The project analyses and presents initial baseline measures from which indicators that can be used to assess the effects of laneway greening, will be constructed. Initially, the laneways were to be developed on very tight timelines and efforts were taken to maximise the effectiveness of measures (e.g., by logging temperatures in summer), but this was not always possible. These indicators are also designed to be integrated with larger scale measures wherever feasible. Indicators for laneway greening will also help link the outcomes of these projects to the City of Melbourne’s broader strategic objectives, contributing to plans such as the Future Melbourne Plan, Beyond the Safe City Strategy 2014–2017 and Green Our City Strategic Action Plan 2017–2021.

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© 2018 Victoria University and City of Melbourne

Citation: ISILC and CAUL (2018) Developing indicators for assessing laneway greening. A report produced by the Institute of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University and Clean Air and Landscapes Hub, Melbourne University for the City of Melbourne, March 2018.

Item type Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords laneways; greening; urban greening projects; Green Your Laneways pilot program; tree canopy; green wall cover; plant diversity; public safety; quality of life; social values; temperature; biodiversity; property values; employment; City of Melbourne
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