Darwin’s parks and gardens provide a cool haven in the tropical capital city. These green spaces are the backdrop for markets, family get-togethers, festivals, first dates, picnics with mates, sunset functions and countless other events. The City of Darwin has over 600 hectares of parks, gardens and foreshore areas under their care. To improve these areas, first city planners need to understand how different user groups in Darwin interact with green spaces: how do their needs and preferences for amenities and benefits vary?

This webinar will provide insights from projects and research from around Australia on how green space can be planned for community benefits including adaption to climate change impacts.

The discussion is relevant for planners, consultants, students, researchers and anyone with an interest in how to reflect diverse community values and preferences in urban greening strategies.


  • Free

Event date: 25Feb 2021

Thursday 25 Feb 2021

Online virtual event

  • 2.30pm ACST (3.00pm AEST) (4.00pm AEDT)

Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants

More information

We'll hear from:

Nicola Plunkett-Cole


Nicola Plunkett-Cole (ACT Government)

Creating better public space for people, through nature in the city

Dr. Brenda Lin


Dr. Brenda Lin (CSIRO)

The Importance of Urban Gardening during COVID-19

Dr. Xiaoqi Feng


Dr. Xiaoqi Feng (UNSW)

Better Parks, Healthier for All?

Ron Grinsell


Ron Grinsell (City of Darwin)

Future Darwin Living Lab webinars will include:

  • A Digital Twin of Darwin to monitor and navigate change
  • Tracking Darwin: reporting on the monitoring, evaluation and learning framework
  • Larrakia biodiversity knowledge and values

Science areas:

Event type: Online