Greenprint Projects

Living Melbourne: Greenprinting a Metropolis


Close-up of an Australian kangaroo.
Australia Kangaroo Red kangaroo in Alice Sprints Desert Park, Alice Springs, Australia (photographed in captivity). © Mark Godfrey/The Nature Conservancy


  • Urban green spaces generate enormous economic, environmental and public health benefits in cities.
  • But green spaces are threatened in many cities as development eats away at natural areas and climate change makes the environment inhospitable to native flora. 
  • Melbourne, Australia has developed a greenprinting strategy that brings together diverse stakeholders to conserve, expand and connect urban greenspace on a metropolitan scale.