Funded under the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund, and in partnership with Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and the NSW Office of Heritage and the Environment, the Which Plant Where project aims to improve future planning outcomes to achieve greater environmental sustainability in urban green spaces.
The project initially saw more than 13,000 individual plants and over 500 popularly planted tree and plant species put through rigorous testing and bioclimatic models to see how each would perform in the years 2030, 2050 and 2070.
Climate suitability maps have already been developed for the five most densely populated Australian cities, with researchers hoping to culminate their findings in an interactive online database, with advice on how well a specific species can withstand the environmental changes forecasted for the next 50 years.
This project is being delivered in line with the 202020 Vision – a collaborative initiative working to make urban areas 20 per cent greener by the year 2020 for the benefit of all Australians.
Funded by Hort Innovation, under the Hort Frontiers Green Cites Fund, and in partnership with Macquarie University, Western Sydney University (WSU) and the NSW Office of Heritage and the Environment.