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What is a green laneway?

Green laneways are a type of green infrastructure that are implemented in an urban environment. Green laneways often include vertical gardens, trees, planter boxes and urban public spaces. Laneway greenery can be co-owned or contributed to by members of the local community.

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What are the benefits of a green laneway?

Green laneways are recognised as a useful way of addressing issues relating to urbanisation, such as urban heat island effects and flood management. They also contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of those living and visiting inner city environments.

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What is this guide?

This is a Step-by-Step guide and a set of guiding Service Design Principles to kickstart your own independent and self-managed green infrastructure program in your local city. It contains a tangible design and funding model which can be replicated, adapted and scaled internationally.

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Who are we?

This work was created through a global research partnership between three distinct collaborators. Melbourne based social innovation agency, Thick worked closely with the City of Melbourne, and Arup – an international design, engineering and business consultancy.

We are sharing our knowledge and expertise to encourage other local communities worldwide to kickstart and take ownership of their own sustainability solutions.

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