"The Green Infrastructure Research Group is a collaboration of scientists at the University of Melbourne who are studying how to maximise the benefits plants provide to urban environments. Urban Green infrastructure is the network of natural and designed vegetation within our cities. It includes public parks, recreation areas, remnant vegetation, residential gardens and street trees, as well as innovative urban greening technologies such as green roofs, green walls and rain gardens.
Broadly, our research seeks to understand the ecosystem service benefits provided by green infrastructure and the biodiversity that uses it as habitat. We have a significant research program developing green roofs and facades for Australian cities, as well as determining the effectiveness of green infrastructure elements as cost-effective and socially acceptable climate change adaptation strategy for buildings and cities."