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MHS Library | Wominjeka Project (Year 9)

Why are Melbourne’s green spaces important?

CHOOSE A MINIMUM OF 2 RESOURCES

Biodiversity Conservation strategy for Melbourne’s growth corridors.

Biodiversity Conservation strategy for Melbourne’s growth corridors.

 

Biodiversity Conservation strategy for MelBourne’s growth Corridors. (2013). https://www.msa.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/64787/Biodiversity-Conservation-Strategy-Jun-2013.pdf

Green spaces are great for wellbeing but is everyone able to access these?

Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health – but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit 

 

Masterton, W. (2020, August 7). Parks and green spaces are important for our mental health – but we need to make sure that everyone can benefit. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/parks-and-green-spaces-are-important-for-our-mental-health-but-we-need-to-make-sure-that-everyone-can-benefit-142322

Metropolitan Open Space Network

Metropolitan Open Space Network Provision and Distribution. (2017). https://vpa.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Open-Space-Network-Provision-and-Distribution-Reduced-Size.pdf

Skye Haldane, Manager of Design at City of Melbourne shares her vision for the future of Melbourne's green spaces.

Public Record Office Victoria. (2019). Skye Haldane at Melbourne's Green Spaces [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMuP3SuEmY

Melbourne's parks, as described in 1926

MELBOURNE PARKS AND GARDENS. - The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) - 22 May 1926. (2014). Trove; Trove. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/141414117?searchTerm=Melbourne%20parks#

How Aboriginal perspectives can shape new landscapes

When it comes to strategies of environmental management in Australia, the voices and aspirations which have been largely missing, both historically and contemporaneously, are those of Australia’s First Peoples.

First Peoples view Country as kin to be looked after and actively loved. Australia’s First Peoples have been developing complex technologies, practicing aquaculture, making bread, farming and caring for Country for many millennia. 

Read about it here.

 

How Aboriginal perspectives can shape new landscapes. (2020, March 19). The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub. https://nespurban.edu.au/2020/03/19/how-aboriginal-perspectives-can-shape-new-landscapes/

Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits

Alcock, I. (2014). Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPpPAR_itM

Liang, A. (2013). Alice Liang: Green Space and Mental Health [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LleOCkHXCYE

Map of Melbourne's green wedges

Mount, M., Hepburn, A., & Moorabool, M. (2017). Map 19 Melbourne’s green wedges and peri-urban areas. Retrieved from https://libguides.mhs.vic.edu.au/ld.php?content_id=50654711

How do green spaces impact mental health and wellbeing?

Time spent in nature is good for us: physically, mentally and emotionally. Read a review of evidence about the impact of green spaces on mental health and wellbeing.

 

Nature for Health and Wellbeing: A review of the evidence. (2021). Retrieved from https://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/media/ydgkcbk1/rbg260-nature-for-health-and-wellbeing-report-fa-r3-spreads.pdf

Open Trees interactive map

An interactive map to visualise a data set of trees in municipal street and park trees.

OpenTrees.org. (2022). Opentrees.org. http://opentrees.org/#pos=8/-37.81/144.96

CHOOSE A DATA SET

Metropolitan Open Space Network Provision and Distribution. (2017). https://vpa.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Open-Space-Network-Provision-and-Distribution-Reduced-Size.pdf