The Green Cities Fund brings together a range of partners to research and demonstrate the benefits of increased urban greening.


With the Australian urban population increasing, and the health benefits of green space becoming clearer, urban developers and governments are becoming increasingly interested in creating greener communities. However, the impact of green space on a range of aspects (for example, perinatal health outcomes and hospital admissions) needs further research. The Green Cities Fund aims to help uncover science based answers to these questions, helping inform urban development business decisions.

Some of the world’s best researchers in urban green spacing, from some of the country’s top research institutes and universities are already involved in the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund. Explore some of the current projects below, and get in touch today about being part of this game-changing research and development.

Please be aware that all submitted concepts must fit within the parameters outlined in the Strategic Intent Document


Some of our current projects include:

  • Greener Cities, Healthier Lives

    This project, in partnership with the University of Wollongong, will provide the first systemic evidence on the health benefits of green space on people, from birth to older age.

  • Which Plant Where?

    This project brings together a consortium of researchers from Macquarie University and Western Sydney University to investigate the suitability of various plants species under current and future climate scenarios.


Some of our videos