Get to know Green Adelaide through our series of online talks where you’ll hear from experts on different approaches to urban conservation that guide the work we do. Read on for details about the first event – coming up next week.

Running monthly throughout the year, Green Adelaide’s new online seminar series ‘Towards cooler, greener, wilder’ gives you a chance to hear about key environmental projects to cool, green and wild metropolitan South Australia.

The first event in the Green Adelaide seminar series is on Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design (BSUD).

What is BSUD and why is it important?

BSUD is a design framework for cities, schools and homes that prioritises habitat for threatened species to improve biodiversity. It’s common for habitat loss in urban areas to be ‘offset’ by greening somewhere else. BSUD instead proposes ways to keep biodiversity in our neighbourhoods in several ways, like building and maintaining habitat using urban structures and sites.

Green Adelaide began working with RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in October 2022 to build an evidence base for BSUD in Adelaide. We’ll look at local case studies of how BSUD is being implemented in practice.

About the event

The Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design session of Green Adelaide’s ‘Towards cooler, greener, wilder’ series is the first of 12 online sessions being held throughout the year.

At this event, join us for an informative discussion with RMIT's Professor Sarah Bekessy and Melbourne University’s Dr Georgia Garrard to learn how we can all apply BSUD in our urban environments.

This session will introduce BSUD and present local case studies of how BSUD is being implemented in practice across Adelaide to benefit both people and nature.

This session is being held on 21 February at 4:00 pm and will be recorded and made available on the Green Adelaide YouTube channel.

Head to the booking page to RSVP.

Upcoming topics in the series include:

  • how restoring urban ecosystems improves our health
  • looking after waterways
  • cultural land management
  • rewilding Adelaide, and plenty more.

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