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Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health

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posted on 2023-05-25, 05:00 authored by David Kendal, Emily FliesEmily Flies, Pauline MarshPauline Marsh, Penelope JonesPenelope Jones, Threlfall, C, Egerer, M, Menna JonesMenna Jones, Robert AndersRobert Anders, Nicole CollieNicole Collie, Haylee KaplanHaylee Kaplan, Hanh NguyenHanh Nguyen, Gabriella AllegrettoGabriella Allegretto, Harvey, B, Burnett, H, Hunter, B, Jeffery, E, Conomikes, M, Hickey, J, Wilson, A, Curran, B, Allingham, D, Coombe, A, Campbell, M, Quinn, L, Reed, M, Mitchell, I, Riviere, R

Key Findings

  • A diverse range of actors are involved in created policy and management of green spaces (researchers, practitioners and community groups) in the greater Hobart region
  • Leadership usually occurs at local council level
  • The presence of infrastructure in green spaces can encourage use by people, but reduce biodiversity conservation for wildlife
  • The greatest barriers for green space management and engagement were due to lack of resources (especially in smaller councils), language barriers and ‘biophobia’ (fear of nature)
  • Enablers for improving green space management include public education and community engagement
  • Better connections are needed between different councils in the greater Hobart region, and between practitioners and researchers


University of Tasmania


Commissioning body

Healthy Landscapes Research Group, University of Tasmania




School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences


Healthy Landscapes Research Group, University of Tasmania

Place of publication

Hobart, Tasmania

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Terrestrial biodiversity

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