Landscape Architecture Australia

City of Melbourne’s Green Factor tool

City of Melbourne


Aboriginal Nation

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung


City of Melbourne


City of Melbourne, Victoria

Jury comment

The Green Factor Tool is a free, online, evidenceba­sed green infrastruc­ture assessment tool. The tool provides meaningful guidance to landscape architects, designers, planners and developers and helps benchmark and optimize greening concepts in new developmen­ts. The project delivers on City of Melbourne’s ambition to encourage a greater quantity and quality of greening in the private realm and ensure that developmen­t responds to the climate and biodiversi­ty emergency.

The tool prompts users to consider green roofs, green walls, vertical greening, vegetation retention, rain gardens, canopy and biodiversi­ty as part of their design response. The jury commends the intellectu­al leadership and generosity of the project in assisting the landscape architectu­re profession to contribute to climate-positive design outcomes as an intrinsic part of the creative process. Client City of Melbourne Researcher University of Melbourne (Faculty of Architectu­re, Building and Planning, with input from landscape architectu­re program researcher­s and the Green Infrastruc­ture Research Group) Sustainabi­lity consultant Hip v Hype Tool and website developer Little Sketches Landscape/ built form tool testing and calibratio­n Simone Bliss Landscape Architectu­re Industry engagement consultant Junglefy Additional partners City of Moreland, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra Photograph­er City of Melbourne

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