Melbourne resources


Melbourne problems

Melbourne pathways

This page is where you will find all the Melbourne associated partners projects, resources, reports, policies, and papers.


Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research

Description: state government research center until 2014

Melbourne, C40 Cities

Description: city profile and case studies

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria State Government

Description: programs for environmental issues such as climate change, water, forests, and coasts

Sustainability Program, City of Melbourne

Description: programs for water and heat impacts

Living Melbourne, City of Melbourne

Description: plan for an urban forest to build resilience and adapt to climate change

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne

Description: projects on environment and resilience



Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Refresh 2017, City of Melbourne

Description: update of the climate context and goals from the 2009 plan

Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020, Victoria State Government

Description: integrates adaptation into core sectors in the region

Resilient Melbourne, City of Melbourne

Description: outlines resilience objectives and projects

Annual Report 2018-2019, City of Melbourne

Description: update on the implementation on the Resilience Strategy

Victoria State Government (2019) 'Victoria in Future 2019 - Population Projections 2016 to 2056'. (Accessed June 2021)

Assessing the Vulnerability of Victoria’s Central Highlands Forests to Climate Change. C. R. Nitschke & G. M. Hickey.

Climate-Ready Victoria Greater Melbourne. Victoria State Government.


Indicative Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability for Wetlands in Victoria. Department of Sustainability and Environment Victoria.

Heatwaves in Victoria: A Vulnerability Assessment

Annual Plan and Budget 2020-2021. City of Melbourne.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Refresh 2017. City of Melbourne.

Academic Articles

Fastenrath, Sebastian, Bush, Judy, & Coenen, Lars. (2020). Scaling-up nature-based solutions. Lessons from the Living Melbourne strategy. Geoforum, 116, 63-72.

Description: case study of the implementation of the urban forest project

Fastenrath, Sebastian, Coenen, Lars, & Davidson, Kathryn. (2019). Urban Resilience in Action: The Resilient Melbourne Strategy as Transformative Urban Innovation Policy? Sustainability 11(3), 693.

Description: case study of the implementation of the resilience strategy

Moloney, Susie, & Fünfgeld, Hartmut. (2015). Emergent processes of adaptive capacity building: Local government climate change alliances and networks in Melbourne. Urban Climate, 14, 30-40.

Description: case study of multi-level governance of climate adaptation

Rogers, B. C, Bertram, N, Gersonius, B, Gunn, A, Löwe, R, Murphy, C, . . . Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K. (2020). An interdisciplinary and catchment approach to enhancing urban flood resilience: A Melbourne case. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences, 378(2168), 20190201.

Description: participatory approach to flood management in a Melbourne suburb

Buxton, M., Carey, R. and Phelan, K. (2016) ‘The Role of Peri-Urban Land Use Planning in Resilient Urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Melbourne, Australia’, in, pp. 153–170. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28112-4_10.

Cook, N. and Harder, S. (2012) ‘By Accident or Design? Peri-Urban Planning and the Protection of Productive Land on the Urban Fringe’. Boston, MA: Springer US, pp. 413–424. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8_28.

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